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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 91%

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"Fiery energy, swift, character-driven chitchat and a tough, upbeat sense of how the world works."
‑ F.X. Feeney, L.A. Weekly
"Benefits enormously from Aiello's down-to-earth magnificence."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"Shares the heady, dizzying atmosphere that turns great meals into memorable events."
‑ Gabriel Shanks, Mixed Reviews
"The conflict between the 'sausages and peppers' father and his 'lobster in shallot, champagne and vanilla bean sauce' son is just one of many juicy threads running through this Altman-esque banquet."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"It's as insubstantial as a plate of linguini, but very, very tasty."
‑ Jamie Russell, BBC.com
"Aiello is perfect as the low-key Louis, and there is not a weak link in his entire supporting cast."
‑ , Chicago Tribune
"It's not Big Night, but there's much worth tasting here."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"A genre film, but it tries to tell a story from a different angle - not through tough guys and excessive violence but through a character-driven drama with several different perspectives."
‑ Joshua Tanzer, Offoffoff
"'...beautifully captures the spirit and pace of a popular, bustling eating-house.'"
‑ Erin Free, FILMINK (Australia)
"Not knowing its story is Dinner Rush's biggest failing--and frankly for as bad as that is, it could've been worse."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"There are enough plots here to challenge a Robert Altman, specialist in interlocking stories, but the director, Bob Giraldi, masters the complexities as if he knows the territory."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Set in a downtown restaurant, this is a small, well-acted (particularly by Danny Aiello) quintessentially New York film that recalls indie movies of the 1980s."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"This is an unusually patient and composed feature - it's solidly scripted, it knows where it's going and arrives there with a minimum of fuss."
‑ Tom Grealis, RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
"A movie of rich specifics and stylistic creativity that clearly comes from the heart"
‑ Ian Waldron-Mantgani, UK Critic
"A tasty bit of drama for the adult palate."
‑ Sue Pierman, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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