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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
ColeSmithey.com
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

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
Bravo.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5

Film Threat
December 8, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
October 30, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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+
Top Critic

Globe and Mail
March 22, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
Daily-Reviews
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
Colin Kennedy
Empire Magazine
October 30, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
October 26, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Top Critic

Time Out
January 26, 2006
Mark Freeman
Senses of Cinema
January 24, 2004
Alexander Walker
This is London
December 15, 2003
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]
December 15, 2003
David Poland
Hot Button
January 7, 2003
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001

Irish Times
September 7, 2001

Guardian
August 10, 2001
Marshall Fine
Journal News (Westchester, NY)
May 23, 2001
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper
April 6, 2001
Top Critic

Ebert & Roeper
March 22, 2001
Top Critic

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
March 16, 2001
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
February 7, 2001
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