I went to see The Kite Runner last night at the cinema. It’s hard to watch because the subject matter is so strong, but I did think it was a great film. A quick look at plot of the book on Wikipedia makes it pretty obvious to me they’ve softened the story quite a bit for the cinema, but it was certainly heavy enough for me.
If you’re looking for a mindless action blockbuster, this is not it. If you want some challenging viewing, give it a go. I think it’s worth it.
PS. I don’t have any idea of the politcal or cultural accuracy of the film. I’m judging it from the story alone.