The Dig

audience Reviews

, 79% Audience Score
  • Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    Beautifully filmed and wonderfully acted by Ralph Fiennes and Carey Mulligan. "The Dig" takes its time to uncover its findings as well as its pleasures. It starts as a quiet British drama that becomes more moving as it plods along. The more they dig the more satisfying the depth. Lily James and Johnny Flynn give excellent support in a side plot. Though not fast paced or suspenseful in any way. The quiet pleasures are what makes this worth a watch.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    An interesting time drama
  • Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
    My husband and I chose to watch this movie based on the recommendations from Google of movies to stream now. It ranked high on this website and the narrative seemed promising. For what the movie was, I did enjoy the actors chosen. However, this film was underwhelming at best and had me consistently checking how many minutes were left. My husband wanted to see it through to the end in hopes of seeing the ship completely uncovered and was let down. So, with that being said. Unless you like slow moving movies, with literally no excitement.. maybe some mellow drama here and there.. pick a different movie for your date night!
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Beautiful movie!! Gorgeous scenery and wonderful acting. Excellent!
  • Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    Its setting and subject matter might not captivate everyone, but The Dig is competently held and well acted, though it could have benefited from even more poetic flourish.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Everything about this movie was top notch- the writing, the cinematography, the acting and the direction. It was even more interesting to know it was based on a true story.
  • Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    A pleasant little surprise. This is in no way a groundbreaking film at all but it's just a mostly enjoyable self contained story that does what it needs to do. The performances from Lily James, Ralph Fiennes, and Carey Mulligan are pretty good. Each have their own moment to shine without taking too much of the spotlight. Each has their own self contained story that's mostly interesting even if Lily James's character feels a little cliched at points. The story is engaging as it follows an archaeological exploration of a old Anglo-Saxon vessel. However, a solid 1/3 of this film is somewhat boring and slow. These moments are whenever we follow characters that aren't portrayed by Mulligan, James, or Fiennes. The screenplay is fine. There is nothing extraordinary about it and it isn't bad but there's nothing really special about it. The cinematography was very good though. Each shoot looks very beautiful and is framed in an interesting way. Costumes and set design are on point too. This is a quiet little film that's gonna go under the radar this year. If you want an enjoyable little self contained story then I would recommend checking this out.
  • Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    I was very glad that film about matter of culture legacy started very dynamically and kept me in suspense till the end. Only the young girl and pilot affair was unintelligible. It happened just like that, no one asks...
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    I really enjoyed this movie. It is not fast paced in any respect, but it is well acted and enlightens you on a little known true story. I thought the dialogue was rich and the costuming and sets lovely. Very enjoyable movie.
  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars
    Quite why this was ever made, I cannot conceive. I'm not the target audience for this kind of film, but even fans of 'Time Team' must gib at that beyond-dreary subject, academic politicking, which takes up much of the inaction. There is some attempted love interest, but even that left this viewer wondering why a presumably talented woman such as Mrs Piggott had put up with her careerist (and gay-ish) ninny of a husband for a second, let alone however long it had been. That said, there is some acceptable landscape poetry in the first third; and Basil's relations with Mrs Pretty (a superb performance) and particularly with his Missus are very affecting. But none of those things generates any narrative. ...Ralph Fiennes gets the Suffolk accent right. And?