Digging For Fire Reviews

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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.
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
"Digging for Fire" is a pleasant escape - an attractively shot, gracefully edited and, finally, emotionally satisfying mystery about the nature of marriage itself.
August 27, 2015
Unfortunately, for as much dialogue as "Digging for Fire" has, the film doesn't go into much depth about Tim and Lee's true feelings about marriage and their lives.
August 24, 2015
A happy couple's submerged tensions come to the surface in Joe Swanberg's tender, wildly imaginative comic drama.
August 22, 2015
With all the pretty, vapid Los Angeles navel-gazers lounging by swimming pools and engaging in pointless (and seemingly endless) conversations, the results feel like a sub-par Henry Jaglom movie, conceived on the quick after a location became available.
August 21, 2015
"Digging for Fire" wants to talk about serious topics and it wants to do so in a humorous light-hearted way. It succeeds.
August 20, 2015
The film has an appealing honesty and an enjoyably low-key comic style.
August 20, 2015
Equal parts film noir, relationship drama, dark comedy and mood piece, Digging for Fire is a movie made by someone who clearly loves the art of movies.
August 20, 2015
[Digging for Fire] isn't devoid of observations; it's just that those observations are banal.
August 20, 2015
The look, the sounds, the cast -- everything is bigger and better. The optics are there. The narrative is ready to be fulfilled. And so why does Fire feel like it all fizzles out at the end?
August 20, 2015
There's a lot under the surface in director Joe Swanberg's "Digging for Fire." The lived-in atmosphere makes the mood right to bring up emotions that the characters - or the audience - may not see coming.
August 20, 2015
One of these days, I hope I respond to a Joe Swanberg movie the way some do.
August 20, 2015
Mostly, the film seems like an excuse for Swanberg to provide every actor he knows with a meaningless bit part ...
August 19, 2015
Swanberg's scenes from a marriage goes to the tantalizing edge of revelation and leaves us there to filter what we saw through the prism of our own strengths and weaknesses. I'd call that the mark of a true filmmaker.
August 19, 2015
Per Swanberg's signature style, the dialogue is largely improvised, the performances loose and funny. This may be his most star-studded cast yet, but the work is as intimate ("mumblecore" is so passé) as ever.
August 18, 2015
Digging for Fire affably drifts by, bolstered by some strong set pieces.
August 17, 2015
More lightweight than its ample talk of weighty subjects suggests, the film is nevertheless enjoyable and may reach Swanberg's widest audience yet.
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