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The Dish Reviews

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March 22, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 20, 2001
All these years later, the sight of a man walking on the surface of the moon has lost none of its power.
April 20, 2001
Both an entertaining, instructive jaunt down memory lane and also, for the younger generation, a most palatable lesson in modern history.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
April 20, 2001
The Dish also does a nice job of evoking what 1969 was like for people who didn't live in San Francisco, Paris or even Melbourne, Australia.
April 20, 2001
Makes you admire the Australian ability to make a comedy that's sincere rather than crass.
April 6, 2001
For many moviegoers, that feel-good spirit is going to be hard to resist.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 6, 2001
A feel-good movie that re-creates a time and place with gentle humor and a reminder that the Aussies have the right stuff, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 6, 2001
Shows us that when done with restraint, nostalgia can be fine.
April 6, 2001
Images of the revolving and tilting dish are sufficient in themselves and do more than make up for the musical goosing on the soundtrack.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 6, 2001
A comedy with a heart -- a rare thing in the movies these days.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 6, 2001
A warmly human story marked by humor, drama, a little romance and an ending that's preordained (though crises arise), yet also moving.
April 6, 2001
A smiling human comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 6, 2001
Warm, wry, endearing.
April 5, 2001
An amusing, compelling and technologically fascinating tale.
April 5, 2001
Both goofy and touching, so heartfelt and fresh that it draws us in, tickling our funny bones while hitting the solar plexus.
April 5, 2001
The kind of movie some audiences are starved for, a comedy with a human face, warmth and spirit.
March 16, 2001
This is a comedy that rises out of elation, rather than mere wacky gas.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
March 16, 2001
If it weren't so pushy about selling itself, The Dish might have been a very special movie.
March 15, 2001
If you hang in there, The Dish will reward you with a heartfelt story about ordinary people rising to meet extraordinary circumstances.
March 15, 2001
It is therefore something of a shame when the film's second half succumbs to dewy, baby-boomer nostalgia ... And yet, chances are that you'll be moved all the same.
March 14, 2001
Thin mush that it is, Sitch's movie does know how to capitalize on cosmic awe.
March 14, 2001
Dramatically moving and good-naturedly humorous, it transmits a sharp picture of humanity that inspires both awe and laughter.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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.
March 14, 2001
The Dish proves that it's possible to tell an Apollo space tale onscreen with a minimum of gee whiz and a maximum of charm.
March 14, 2001
Although The Dish ... is a feel- good movie, it doesn't make you uncomfortable for being awed and getting misty-eyed.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 14, 2001
Australia's most enjoyable film export since Crocodile Dundee.
March 14, 2001
What gives the film a sharp edge of pathos to offset some often very broad humor is its pervading sense of how much it means for Australia to play a crucial role in a key achievement of Western civilization.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 7, 2001
A feel-good comic ensembler that's hard to resist.