Dough Reviews

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August 30, 2020
It is well-intentioned and occasionally has the odd moment of inspired wit, but it isn't enough, as the dough in this mix too often fails to rise to the occasion, even if it does have a warm touch.
May 7, 2019
Dough is not a film for serious cinephiles but it is feeding a need for an audience hungry for this kind of warmhearted, hopeful story.
April 11, 2019
Interesting relationship between a Jewish baker and his Muslim employee gets lost in a dopey plot about marijuana and the mob.
August 26, 2018
English-Austrian director John Goldschmidt and his two writers have put together a tale that, while utterly predictable, is also simply delicious.
November 13, 2017
A striking lack of imagination. [Full Review in Spanish]
November 10, 2017
[It] will leave a smile on the spectators who demand very little. [Full Review in Spanish]
September 15, 2017
Unfortunately the writers never elevate the story beyond pat stereotype and, with the collusion of the director, have created wooden stock characters...
August 28, 2017
Dough is predictable: the two male protagonists become friends and protectors in the end. It has its sweet spots, but the film just never seems to come together.
June 5, 2017
Despite heartwarming moments between Nat and Ayyash, the film is let down by an underbaked script.
June 5, 2017
Neither the social realism nor the stoner antics feel sufficiently thought-through, making Dough the definition of half-baked.
June 4, 2017
Best filed alongside tandoori chicken pizza in the list of hybrid recipes that should never have left the kitchen ...
June 2, 2017
Dough has such very good intentions -- characters separated by race, religion and age can find common ground in a bakery -- it's a shame that it doesn't rise into a tasty loaf but instead remains just a bit wholemeal and stolid.
June 2, 2017
[Pryce] is horribly let down by a predictable paint-by-numbers script and some overcooked supporting performances.
June 2, 2017
Its message of interfaith understanding is an undeniably necessary one; too bad it's delivered with the obvious broad humor of a sitcom Very Special Episode.
June 2, 2017
It remains a mystery why Pryce isn't getting more substantial scripts through his letterbox: he looks a touch squandered tossing flour and sugar around.
June 1, 2017
The steady stream of laughs perfectly undercuts the serious message of religious tolerance and allows director John Goldschmidt to corral his seasoned cast to keep it light and avoid things getting too preachy
June 1, 2017
A warm-hearted, old-fashioned hug of a comedy that gets by ...
June 1, 2017
The plot may turn on a hoary comic conceit, but its plea for tolerance in troubled times is as welcome as the familiar faces in the willing cast.
May 31, 2017
In their rush to provide a happy ending, the filmmakers lose sight of many of their own supporting characters and fill the plot with far too many artificial sweeteners.
May 31, 2017
Themes of religion and subsequent culture clashes are raised, but under-utilised, like My Beautiful Launderette but without the smarts.
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