The Dish Reviews

March 3, 2011
we are all part of planet Earth, and Sitch's film reminds us without preaching
December 28, 2010
A heartwarming family movie about the space race.
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.
December 6, 2005
December 6, 2004
Sitch's movie is a simple pleasure, full of memorable characters and comedy that could only occur under the direction of a patient and observant director.
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.
February 13, 2003
A tender memoir of one of the few occasions when the world united in awe.
February 8, 2003
Bravo.
December 8, 2002
October 30, 2002
October 10, 2002
The Dish is a quietly inoffensive film, with a few laughs and a generally genial atmosphere.
June 9, 2002
. In sharp contrast to most of the farces around these days, this film allows us to relax and enjoy the story without worrying about being clobbered over the head by gross-out gags.
May 8, 2002
In 1969, when the world watched as man went the moon, America needed help from Australia to see it. Today, the Aussies are coming to our aid again.
May 7, 2002
I tip my hat to the Australian filmmaker Rob Sitch for making an exciting and comical film about a subject that shouldn't be exciting or comical.
Top Critic
March 22, 2002
February 26, 2002
We're given time to let the impact of this feat truly impact us.
November 19, 2001
A gentle, heartwarming Aussie comedy
November 12, 2001
...a little gem of understated real-life whimsy....a brief refreshment that won't offend your ears or intellect.
October 30, 2001
October 26, 2001