• 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

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The Dish Reviews


Time Out
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January 26, 2006

Globe and Mail
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Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

March 22, 2002
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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All these years later, the sight of a man walking on the surface of the moon has lost none of its power.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald

April 20, 2001
Susan Stark
Detroit News
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Both an entertaining, instructive jaunt down memory lane and also, for the younger generation, a most palatable lesson in modern history.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: 3/4

April 20, 2001
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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The Dish also does a nice job of evoking what 1969 was like for people who didn't live in San Francisco, Paris or even Melbourne, Australia.

April 20, 2001
Steven Rosen
Denver Post
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Makes you admire the Australian ability to make a comedy that's sincere rather than crass.

Full Review Source: Denver Post

April 20, 2001
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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For many moviegoers, that feel-good spirit is going to be hard to resist.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 4/5

April 6, 2001
Rita Kempley
Washington Post
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A feel-good movie that re-creates a time and place with gentle humor and a reminder that the Aussies have the right stuff, too.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 4/5

April 6, 2001
John Zebrowski
Seattle Times
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Shows us that when done with restraint, nostalgia can be fine.

April 6, 2001
Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle
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Images of the revolving and tilting dish are sufficient in themselves and do more than make up for the musical goosing on the soundtrack.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

April 6, 2001
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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A comedy with a heart -- a rare thing in the movies these days.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

April 6, 2001
Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
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A warmly human story marked by humor, drama, a little romance and an ending that's preordained (though crises arise), yet also moving.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle

April 6, 2001
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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A smiling human comedy.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

April 6, 2001
Jay Carr
Boston Globe
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Warm, wry, endearing.

April 6, 2001
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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An amusing, compelling and technologically fascinating tale.

April 5, 2001
Jane Sumner
Dallas Morning News
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Both goofy and touching, so heartfelt and fresh that it draws us in, tickling our funny bones while hitting the solar plexus.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News

April 5, 2001
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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The kind of movie some audiences are starved for, a comedy with a human face, warmth and spirit.

April 5, 2001

Ebert & Roeper
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March 22, 2001
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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This is a comedy that rises out of elation, rather than mere wacky gas.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: A-

March 16, 2001
Robert Horton
Film.com
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If it weren't so pushy about selling itself, The Dish might have been a very special movie.

March 16, 2001

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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March 16, 2001
Paul Clinton (CNN.com)
CNN.com
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If you hang in there, The Dish will reward you with a heartfelt story about ordinary people rising to meet extraordinary circumstances.

Full Review Source: CNN.com

March 15, 2001
Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz
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It is therefore something of a shame when the film's second half succumbs to dewy, baby-boomer nostalgia ... And yet, chances are that you'll be moved all the same.

March 15, 2001
Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
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Thin mush that it is, Sitch's movie does know how to capitalize on cosmic awe.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

March 14, 2001
Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
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Dramatically moving and good-naturedly humorous, it transmits a sharp picture of humanity that inspires both awe and laughter.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2/4

March 14, 2001
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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If you're old enough to remember the first moon landing, The Dish is guaranteed to leave you with a lump in your throat.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star

March 14, 2001
Jan Stuart
Newsday
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The Dish proves that it's possible to tell an Apollo space tale onscreen with a minimum of gee whiz and a maximum of charm.

Full Review Source: Newsday

March 14, 2001
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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Although The Dish ... is a feel- good movie, it doesn't make you uncomfortable for being awed and getting misty-eyed.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

March 14, 2001
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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Australia's most enjoyable film export since Crocodile Dundee.

March 14, 2001
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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What gives the film a sharp edge of pathos to offset some often very broad humor is its pervading sense of how much it means for Australia to play a crucial role in a key achievement of Western civilization.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

March 14, 2001
Dennis Harvey
Variety
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A feel-good comic ensembler that's hard to resist.

Full Review Source: Variety

February 7, 2001
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