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The Dish Reviews

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March 16, 2001
If it weren't so pushy about selling itself, The Dish might have been a very special movie.
April 5, 2001
Innocuous, watery, and lifeless.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
April 6, 2001
Suffers from a halting execution.
March 14, 2001
I found the whole thing a bit uninteresting.
April 6, 2001
A smiling human comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 6, 2001
A comedy with a heart -- a rare thing in the movies these days.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 15, 2001
I started smiling ten minutes after the movie began, and didn't stop until ten minutes after it ended.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
December 28, 2010
A heartwarming family movie about the space race.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 5, 2001
There's an old-fashioned, can-do quality to The Dish, which is inspiring without being schmaltzy.
October 26, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
February 13, 2001
A charmingly old-fashioned film.
Full Review | Original Score: B
May 20, 2009
A satellite dish sitting in the middle of an Australian sheep farm might not sound like the most compelling subject to base a story around, but there are hidden charms in this graceful film that add up to something quite out of the ordinary.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 14, 2001
If you're old enough to remember the first moon landing, The Dish is guaranteed to leave you with a lump in your throat.
May 30, 2003
Sitch deserves the highest praise for recapturing the global feeling of rapture and awe at watching a man walk on the moon. ... For a few minutes we can party like it's 1969.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/4
April 4, 2001
Small moments, bigger moments, and an adequate sense of just so.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
April 6, 2001
The real heart-and-soul of The Dish is the process whereby the Australian scientists and the NASA consultant learn to tame their egos in pursuing their common goal.
April 9, 2001
Vivaciously funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 25, 2001
One would be surprised to find such an enjoyably human story from what appears to be a cold, scientific instrument.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 23, 2001
"The Dish" finds a place where gentle charm and humor live side by side with the awe and grandeur of man's accomplishment.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 12, 2001
...a little gem of understated real-life whimsy....a brief refreshment that won't offend your ears or intellect.
Read More | Original Score: 7/10
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