Dinner Rush Reviews

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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.
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.
December 9, 2001
Marked by broad acting, bland dialogue and thin plotting, Dinner Rush is the equivalent of an expensive vanity production.
November 20, 2001
Pleasant, but ultimately fairly predictable, 'Dinner Rush' won't be as crowded as the restaurant it depicts as jammed even on a Tuesday night.
November 9, 2001
Bravo to Giraldi for turning the restaurant business into one of the year's most memorable nights out.
November 2, 2001
Surely as satisfying as any of the delicious-looking food served at Louis' restaurant -- and is as full of surprises as any dish Udo ever concocted.
November 1, 2001
You'll be rewarded with some of the finest ensemble acting this year.
October 25, 2001
A funny, frenetic, and often quite touching microcosm of the Big Apple life itself.
October 24, 2001
One of the neatest aspects of the film is that it treats this restaurant like a theater set on a revolving stage.
October 18, 2001
You keep waiting for that one scene or piece of dialogue that will get things going, and it never comes.
October 8, 2001
It's refreshing to see a food film that for once doesn't pour on sentimental cooking-as-life metaphors.
October 4, 2001
The first food movie to capture the joyful civilized mania of people who live not just to eat but to talk about eating.
September 28, 2001
It has little momentum or punch, and the ending has police-detective plot-holes bigger than a side of beef.
September 28, 2001
A marvelously nasty comedy.
September 28, 2001
A witty, well-acted, visually gorgeous ensemble drama.
September 27, 2001
The acting is brilliant.
September 25, 2001
Set almost entirely inside a busy, upscale Tribeca eatery, the movie is an impressively deft re-creation of a familiar space.
September 10, 2001
Food, family and comic melodrama are served in equal portions in this witty, urban film.
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