Dinner Rush Reviews

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December 30, 2006
November 6, 2006
Bob Giraldi's tight, well-paced movie is an example of what ensemble filmmaking can be when it's done correctly.
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.
March 31, 2005
October 29, 2003
Shares the heady, dizzying atmosphere that turns great meals into memorable events.
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.
March 10, 2003
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.
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.'
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
March 18, 2002
It's as insubstantial as a plate of linguini, but very, very tasty.
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.
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.
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 sauting on all cylinders.
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