• PG-13, 1 hr. 41 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Rob Sitch
    In Theaters:
    Mar 14, 2001 Limited
    On DVD:
    Aug 28, 2001
  • Warner Bros. Pictures
  • The Dish
    2 minutes 24 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008


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The Dish Reviews

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

we are all part of planet Earth, and Sitch's film reminds us without preaching

Full Review Source: Old School Reviews | Original Score: B

March 3, 2011
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

A heartwarming family movie about the space race.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 4/5

December 28, 2010
Cole Smithey

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 Source: ColeSmithey.com | Original Score: B

May 20, 2009
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer

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

December 6, 2004
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

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

May 30, 2003
Tom Grealis
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)

A tender memoir of one of the few occasions when the world united in awe.

Full Review Source: RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland) | Original Score: 4/5

February 13, 2003
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online


Full Review Source: Film Quips Online | Original Score: 5/5

February 8, 2003
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

The Dish is a quietly inoffensive film, with a few laughs and a generally genial atmosphere.

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 10, 2002
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

. 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.

Full Review Source: Kalamazoo Gazette

June 9, 2002
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide

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 Source: Decent Films Guide | Original Score: B+

May 8, 2002
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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 Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B+

May 7, 2002
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies

We're given time to let the impact of this feat truly impact us.

Full Review Source: Mark Reviews Movies | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 26, 2002
Dan Jardine

A gentle, heartwarming Aussie comedy

| Original Score: 4.0/5

November 19, 2001
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...a little gem of understated real-life whimsy....a brief refreshment that won't offend your ears or intellect.

| Original Score: 7/10

November 12, 2001
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit

The quirky, colorful characters overshadow the film's conflicts. Goodness, nostalgia, and awe win the day.

Full Review Source: Movie Habit | Original Score: 3/4

September 20, 2001
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

The film expertly combines the charms of small town life with the grand adventures of space exploration and love.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: 3.5/4

June 11, 2001
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

What's perhaps most refreshing of all is the fact that the film never gets too drippy or sentimental, despite opportunities.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City

June 11, 2001
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

"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 Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: B+

May 23, 2001
Rob Sitch
Orlando Weekly

A charming, evocative look back at events surrounding Neil Armstrong's stroll on the moon 32 years ago.

Full Review Source: Orlando Weekly

May 14, 2001
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review

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.

Full Review

May 7, 2001
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