The Dish Reviews

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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.
March 16, 2001
If it weren't so pushy about selling itself, The Dish might have been a very special movie.
March 15, 2001
I started smiling ten minutes after the movie began, and didn't stop until ten minutes after it ended.
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.
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.
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.
February 7, 2001
A feel-good comic ensembler that's hard to resist.
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