The Dig

critic Reviews

, 88% Fresh Tomatometer Score
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    Johnny OleksinskiNew York Post
    It's an intimate film that moves at the deliberate, careful pace of an excavation and, in so doing, uncovers a few gems along the way.
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    Gary M. KramerSalon.com
    "The Dig" is not a film for armchair archaeologists. It is more of a diversion for viewers looking for handsomely mounted period British melodrama.
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    Michael O'SullivanWashington Post
    "The Dig" is about the yearning, so human and, yes, so elusive and so futile, to fix the past so that it can be preserved.
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    Fionnuala HalliganScreen International
    Delivers strong performances - from Ralph Fiennes and Carey Mulligan in particular - and top-level craft, but with an undercurrent of real emotion which sensitively conveys the fragility of lives and time.
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    Peter DebrugeVariety
    It rather poetically places the turbulence of the then-present conflict within the perspective of the millennia of human experience that have come before.
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    Robbie CollinDaily Telegraph (UK)
    The line it draws between the earthy and the ethereal stays with you: it's a well-timed double dose of consolation and escape.
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    Emily WheelerFilm Inquiry
    The Dig finds a good old tale of British excellence but never quite brings it to life. Its trappings are all cozy and its cinematography lush enough to catch your eye, but its characters flounder in a plot that never lets them do much of anything.
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    Matt MelisConsequence of Sound
    A touching film that perhaps spends a bit too much time digging in the wrong places.
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    Roger MooreMovie Nation
    Touching and richly rewarding, as entertaining as any movie about archeology could be without a bullwhip.
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    Matthew ToomeyABC Radio Brisbane
    Helping bring to light a remarkable piece of British history that few will be familiar with, The Dig tells a damn good tale.
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