Diggers (2007)

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.

Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: April 14, 2007
DVD Release Date: May 1, 2007
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Critic Score: 70% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though the plot may be familiar, Diggers is just pleasant, charming, and heartwarming enough to make it worth your while.

Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

Fresh as today's catch and about as tasty.

Nathan Rabin
AV Club

As befits a heartfelt ode to working-class values, Diggers puts in lots of hard, honest work that finally pays off in a wholly predictable yet unexpectedly moving conclusion.

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Heather Huntington

Diggers is all shell and no neck and belly.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

I can't recommend this movie enough.

Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out

The larky spirit of camaraderie lingers long after the haze of the film's many passed joints dissipates.

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Brian Holcomb

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.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Smart and sensitive.

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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times

There are many pleasures to be found in Diggers, and you don't even have to dig for them.

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Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media

Intimate '70s indie drama won't interest kids.

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Flixster Audience Score: 57% Flixster User Reviews
Cast: Paul Rudd, Maura Tierney, Lauren Ambrose, Ron Eldard, Josh Hamilton, Ken Marino, Sarah Paulson Director: Katherine Dieckmann Summary: A… More
Tim Sigur
Paul Rudd....slummin'.
Julie B
Solid performances all around in this hidden gem.
William Dunmyer
[size=3]I would describe "Diggers" as a good first installment in a television mini-series. Its subject is lower-middle-class clam diggers on eastern… More
James Alvarez
A little slow paced but an overall decent movie.
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]In "Diggers", as independent clam diggers on Long Island are being pushed out by the South Shell corporation in 1976, an old clam… More