Dinner Rush
Dinner Rush (2001)

Louis attempts to turn his family-owned Italian restaurant, Gigino Trattoria, into a popular TriBeCa hot spot, with the help of his son, head chef Udo.

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 28, 2001
DVD Release Date: January 21, 2003
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Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: With the aid of a witty script and a well-acted ensemble, Dinner Rush is a tasty dish.

F.X. Feeney
L.A. Weekly

Fiery energy, swift, character-driven chitchat and a tough, upbeat sense of how the world works.

Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

Benefits enormously from Aiello's down-to-earth magnificence.

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Emanuel Levy

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.

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Chicago Tribune

Aiello is perfect as the low-key Louis, and there is not a weak link in his entire supporting cast.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

It's not Big Night, but there's much worth tasting here.

Gabriel Shanks
Mixed Reviews

Shares the heady, dizzying atmosphere that turns great meals into memorable events.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

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.

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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News

Dinner Rush has the attention to frantic detail and hustling spirit that adds necessary sizzle to restaurant films.

Joshua Tanzer

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.

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