Diner Reviews

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
June 2, 2014
Levinson's dialogue feels fresh and improvised, yet it hits its mark every time, and the performances he gets are complex and original.
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
June 2, 2014
The film is wonderfully cast and played.
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Variety Staff
Variety
June 26, 2008
For all his painstaking accuracy, Levinson has also concocted a dark and depressing period story devoid of a single person without a major problem or character flaw.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
January 26, 2006
Not a lot to it, but the sense of period is acute, the script witty without falling into the crude pitfalls that beset other adolescent comedies, and the performances are spot-on.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
Diner is often a very funny movie, although I laughed most freely not at the sexual pranks but at the movie's accurate ear, as it reproduced dialogue with great comic accuracy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Movies like Diner -- fresh, well-acted and energetic American movies by new directors with the courage of their convictions -- are an endangered species.