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Diner Reviews

November 12, 2018
Diner is an absolute gem of a movie. Evocations of the American 1950 s have been filmed before, but none has provided more fidelity and warm good humor.
April 27, 2018
Barry Levinson's Diner is an extremely clever, slick male fantasy that takes some time to work out its mood and tone but ultimately blossoms into a moving film.
June 2, 2014
Levinson's dialogue feels fresh and improvised, yet it hits its mark every time, and the performances he gets are complex and original.
June 2, 2014
The film is wonderfully cast and played.
June 26, 2008
For all his painstaking accuracy, Levinson has also concocted a dark and depressing period story devoid of a single person without a major problem or character flaw.
January 26, 2006
Not a lot to it, but the sense of period is acute, the script witty without falling into the crude pitfalls that beset other adolescent comedies, and the performances are spot-on.
October 23, 2004
Diner is often a very funny movie, although I laughed most freely not at the sexual pranks but at the movie's accurate ear, as it reproduced dialogue with great comic accuracy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 20, 2003
Movies like Diner -- fresh, well-acted and energetic American movies by new directors with the courage of their convictions -- are an endangered species.
April 17, 2001
Barry Levinson's directorial debut from his own Oscar-nominated script remains his most perfectly realised and charming movie and is a fitting eulogy to his home town of Baltimore.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5