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The Dish Reviews

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
March 3, 2011
we are all part of planet Earth, and Sitch's film reminds us without preaching
Full Review | Original Score: B
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
A heartwarming family movie about the space race.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Cole Smithey
May 20, 2009
A satellite dish sitting in the middle of an Australian sheep farm might not sound like the most compelling subject to base a story around, but there are hidden charms in this graceful film that add up to something quite out of the ordinary.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
December 6, 2004
Sitch's movie is a simple pleasure, full of memorable characters and comedy that could only occur under the direction of a patient and observant director.
| Original Score: B
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
May 30, 2003
Sitch deserves the highest praise for recapturing the global feeling of rapture and awe at watching a man walk on the moon. ... For a few minutes we can party like it's 1969.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/4
Tom Grealis
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
February 13, 2003
A tender memoir of one of the few occasions when the world united in awe.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
October 10, 2002
The Dish is a quietly inoffensive film, with a few laughs and a generally genial atmosphere.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
June 9, 2002
. In sharp contrast to most of the farces around these days, this film allows us to relax and enjoy the story without worrying about being clobbered over the head by gross-out gags.
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
May 8, 2002
In 1969, when the world watched as man went the moon, America needed help from Australia to see it. Today, the Aussies are coming to our aid again.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
May 7, 2002
I tip my hat to the Australian filmmaker Rob Sitch for making an exciting and comical film about a subject that shouldn't be exciting or comical.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies
February 26, 2002
We're given time to let the impact of this feat truly impact us.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Dan Jardine
November 19, 2001
A gentle, heartwarming Aussie comedy
| Original Score: 4.0/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
November 12, 2001
...a little gem of understated real-life whimsy....a brief refreshment that won't offend your ears or intellect.
| Original Score: 7/10
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
September 20, 2001
The quirky, colorful characters overshadow the film's conflicts. Goodness, nostalgia, and awe win the day.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
June 11, 2001
The film expertly combines the charms of small town life with the grand adventures of space exploration and love.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
June 11, 2001
What's perhaps most refreshing of all is the fact that the film never gets too drippy or sentimental, despite opportunities.
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
May 23, 2001
"The Dish" finds a place where gentle charm and humor live side by side with the awe and grandeur of man's accomplishment.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Rob Sitch
Orlando Weekly
May 14, 2001
A charming, evocative look back at events surrounding Neil Armstrong's stroll on the moon 32 years ago.
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review
May 7, 2001
The crew's story is told in sort of Andy Griffith Show vignettes as they try not to become the punchline of an international joke.
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