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A coming-of-age story about four working-class friends growing up in Long Island, New York, as clam diggers. Their fathers were clam diggers as well as their grandfathers before them.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 70%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Fresh as today's catch and about as tasty."
‑ Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer
"The larky spirit of camaraderie lingers long after the haze of the film's many passed joints dissipates."
‑ Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York
"Diggers is all shell and no neck and belly."
‑ Heather Huntington, ReelzChannel.com
"It is wholly Good. A pity that it doesn't have any real desire to be Great."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"It's rather harmless, and it does have it's moments."
‑ Eric Lurio, Greenwich Village Gazette
"I can't recommend this movie enough."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"There are many pleasures to be found in Diggers, and you don't even have to dig for them."
‑ Jeff Shannon, Seattle Times
"A very detailed portrait of a time and place that is about to change forever. This is a Long Island of 1976 in someone's memory, like a faded Polaroid in an old shoebox."
‑ Brian Holcomb, CinemaBlend.com
"The subdued tale is light on plot but heavy on characterization, and the result is a likable effort that benefits greatly from its agreeable cast."
‑ , IGN Movies
"A sweet and charming throwback to the ensemble dramas that fueled the cinema of the 1970s and 80s"
‑ Ted Murphy, Murphy's Movie Reviews
"Smart and sensitive."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"[Director] Dieckmann fails to stage scenes in a compelling manner. Diggers bumps along from trauma to trauma like a clam-digging boat on choppy waters."
‑ Ruthe Stein, San Francisco Chronicle
"Intimate '70s indie drama won't interest kids."
‑ Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
"It's okay, but not something that I would dig around for."
‑ Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone, TheMovieChicks.com
"A rather drab dramedy that, despite the title and some very real virtues, doesn't really dig deep or true enough."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
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