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Dinner Rush Reviews

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June 20, 2006
Set in a downtown restaurant, this is a small, well-acted (particularly by Danny Aiello) quintessentially New York film that recalls indie movies of the 1980s.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 29, 2003
Shares the heady, dizzying atmosphere that turns great meals into memorable events.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
March 11, 2003
A genre film, but it tries to tell a story from a different angle - not through tough guys and excessive violence but through a character-driven drama with several different perspectives.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 13, 2003
This is an unusually patient and composed feature - it's solidly scripted, it knows where it's going and arrives there with a minimum of fuss.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 20, 2003
Fiery energy, swift, character-driven chitchat and a tough, upbeat sense of how the world works.
October 7, 2002
The conflict between the 'sausages and peppers' father and his 'lobster in shallot, champagne and vanilla bean sauce' son is just one of many juicy threads running through this Altman-esque banquet.
October 2, 2002
'...beautifully captures the spirit and pace of a popular, bustling eating-house.'
Read More | Original Score: 8/10
July 20, 2002
Aiello is perfect as the low-key Louis, and there is not a weak link in his entire supporting cast.
April 14, 2002
A movie of rich specifics and stylistic creativity that clearly comes from the heart
| Original Score: 3.5/4
March 18, 2002
It's as insubstantial as a plate of linguini, but very, very tasty.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 18, 2002
There are enough plots here to challenge a Robert Altman, specialist in interlocking stories, but the director, Bob Giraldi, masters the complexities as if he knows the territory.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 10, 2002
Not knowing its story is Dinner Rush's biggest failing--and frankly for as bad as that is, it could've been worse.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
January 3, 2002
A tasty bit of drama for the adult palate.
December 28, 2001
A pleasingly light and mostly tasty dessert.
December 28, 2001
Benefits enormously from Aiello's down-to-earth magnificence.
December 28, 2001
This is really the first [food movie] to capture the exhilaration of a kitchen sautéing on all cylinders.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 21, 2001
It's not Big Night, but there's much worth tasting here.
December 20, 2001
You can almost smell the garlic and feel the heat of the range.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
December 20, 2001
Dinner Rush has the attention to frantic detail and hustling spirit that adds necessary sizzle to restaurant films.
December 13, 2001
The story? Eh. But the food is amazing.
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