The Dig

critic Reviews

, 86% 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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    Robin CliffordReeling Reviews
    all through the excavation little pieces of the whole ship are shown, making me feel like a participant - but without the dirty fingernails.
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    Dan BuffaKSDK News (St. Louis)
    Everything is natural in Stone's film, which he paints as a love letter to the relationships that carry us through wars, tough times, and legendary artifacts.
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    Aparita BhandariPaste Magazine
    The film beautifully brings the account of the people behind one of England's most famous archaeological events to life.
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    Hanna FlintRadio Times
    he Dig offers an interesting insight into a plot of British archaeological history, but it could have dug deeper into Brown's story.
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