Dinner Rush Reviews

July 20, 2002
Aiello is perfect as the low-key Louis, and there is not a weak link in his entire supporting cast.
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.
December 28, 2001
Benefits enormously from Aiello's down-to-earth magnificence.
December 21, 2001
It's not Big Night, but there's much worth tasting here.
December 20, 2001
Dinner Rush has the attention to frantic detail and hustling spirit that adds necessary sizzle to restaurant films.
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.
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 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
A marvelously nasty comedy.
September 28, 2001
A witty, well-acted, visually gorgeous ensemble drama.
September 25, 2001
Set almost entirely inside a busy, upscale Tribeca eatery, the movie is an impressively deft re-creation of a familiar space.
May 30, 2001
An entertaining melodrama and a knowing satire of the modern-day restaurant biz.
April 20, 2001
If you didn't know any better, you might assume that the comic melodrama Dinner Rush ... was the work of a prodigy.