Digging For Fire Reviews

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July 26, 2019
Simple but affecting, deep without becoming preachy, and dancing on the line between comedy and drama.
June 3, 2019
What makes Digging for Fire such an enjoyable yet fleeting experience is how Swanberg lets these ideas flow organically into the film through his terrific cast and tight editing.
March 1, 2019
DIGGING FOR FIRE is the tight, often funny and loosely scripted film that relies on the choices of the actors living in the moment
August 23, 2018
Digging for Fire is not revolutionary, or even revelatory, but it captures some things that are hard to express, and it did so with a terrific cast.
December 3, 2017
Digging for Fire has an absolutely loaded cast full of recognizable names, but does nothing with them;
August 21, 2017
The actors are fine, but the end result feels undercooked, largely because of all the detours and subplots. It's like a miniseries writ small.
May 30, 2016
The size of that ensemble and Swanberg's particular way of sorta hazily drifting from one half-overheard conversation to the next gives the picture a Robert Altman vibe that's never really been present in his work before.
September 18, 2015
Strong performances drive thoughtful, mature marital drama.
September 11, 2015
The movie has been dedicated to Paul Mazursky, the great radiologist of American social interplay who died last year. But Swanberg is still murmuring where Mazursky could speechify, gesticulate, and shout, sometimes in the same sequence.
September 4, 2015
May not say anything revelatory, but the realization it imparts is no less valuable for it.
September 1, 2015
The looseness turns into haphazardness, and while the picture digs around a lot, it never really catches fire.
August 29, 2015
It's a killer when 90 percent of your film consists of dozens of actors spouting reams of improvised dialogue that quickly fades into a din.
August 28, 2015
The large, talented cast is clearly thriving in the freewheeling style.
August 28, 2015
Given all the sexed-up tension and enigmatic buzz of a murder mystery, Digging for Fire doesn't ever really get dirty enough.
August 27, 2015
It's peak mumblecore with some big stars getting in on the action. And it's completely empty.
August 27, 2015
A funny, insightful piece of work.
August 27, 2015
Conversations drift and weave, as do the people having them. Narcissistic melancholy dukes it out with beer-and-pot-stoked merriment. There is longing. There is foolhardiness.
August 27, 2015
While you're watching it, "Digging for Fire" may feel slight or tentative, but its cumulative impact is entrancing. Few films about a marital rift make so much of what seems so little.
August 27, 2015
While it has its charms, Swanberg is tilling soil here that has been churned since humanity began, and he doesn't come up with very much that's new.
August 27, 2015
Familiar faces are only a small part of the pleasures found in this odd picture, which enjoys the art of exploration, achieving genuine dramatic surprises in a fresh, inviting manner.
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