• Dig!
    2 minutes 11 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008


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DiG! Reviews

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Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

Obsessed with two insignificant musical acts.

Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 26, 2004
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

I had my fill with both band leaders stroking their own egos and calling themselves artists.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: C

November 10, 2004
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals

A messy home movie about the competition between two overindulged rock bands. Much angst. Little talent.

Full Review Source: Cinema Signals | Original Score: 1/5

April 7, 2005

It basically boils down to: This is your band - this is your band%u2026 on drugs.

Full Review Source: TheMovieChicks.com | Original Score: 3/5

April 2, 2004
Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Daily News

The only tension here is if Newcombe will follow in the footsteps of his band's namesake, Rolling Stones' multi-instrumentalist Brian Jones, and OD.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Daily News | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 1, 2004
Richard Harrington
Washington Post
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Ultimately undermined by the fact that the two rock bands Timoner chose to focus on -- the Brian Jonestown Massacre and the Dandy Warhols -- simply don't matter as much as she thinks they do.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

October 22, 2004
Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
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There's nothing cautionary in DiG! that you couldn't learn by renting the 1986 Sex Pistols-related biopic Sid and Nancy -- or exploring the commercially still-born yet revered career of the Velvet Underground.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

November 5, 2004
Annlee Ellingson
Boxoffice Magazine

Director/producer Ondi Timoner captures some fantastically outrageous footage.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 3.5/4

October 1, 2004
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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It's a classic music soap opera, but never told with a more raw scream for help at its center.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 5/5

January 28, 2005
Aaron Hillis
Premiere Magazine

...an entertaining after-party's worth of posturing musicians and wild debauchery that is utterly forgettable the morning after.

Full Review Source: Premiere Magazine | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 4, 2004
James Rocchi

Indie doc tracing indie rock bands boils down two bands, eight years, thousands of fans and infinite ambition into 105 minutes of standout filmmaking.

Full Review Source: Netflix | Original Score: 5/5

October 14, 2004
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

It's a perceptive, surprisingly straightforward film, one that recognizes you don't need to jazz things up with 'edgy' graphics or camera tricks when there's already so much drama on-screen.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 11, 2004
Sacha Molitorisz
Sydney Morning Herald

Linked together by the deadpan, melancholy drawl of Taylor's narration, it's filled with parasites, charlatans and oddballs. Not to mention a succession of wonderful songs.

Full Review Source: Sydney Morning Herald

May 13, 2005
Eric D. Snider

Here I am, no particular fan of either group, and I found the film immensely enjoyable, like watching an especially hilarious trainwreck as it happens.

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: B+

November 20, 2004
Brian Orndorf

Dig! is a mesmerizing portrayal of the madness called "rock star," and a gripping look into the souring of a friendship founded in ambition.

Full Review Source: FilmJerk.com | Original Score: A-

November 9, 2004
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

DIG! is also brave enough to show the real, ugly warts of the music business, whereas more established bands would probably prefer a polished, PR-approved vision.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 26, 2006
Christopher Null

While DiG! doesn't offer much new in its histrionical hair-tearing about the music industry, it does make for an interesting character study

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

September 22, 2004
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A hip documentary that probes seven years in the lives of two competing rock bands.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice | Original Score: 3/5

April 2, 2004
Dan Lybarger

About the best sounding traffic accident I've ever seen...

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 4/5

December 14, 2004
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Utilizando imagens capturadas ao longo de sete anos, Timoner cria um autêntico (e fascinante) arco narrativo, estabelecendo brilhantemente a trajetória de seus anti-heróis.

| Original Score: 5/5

April 30, 2005
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