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.
November 13, 2017
A striking lack of imagination. [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.
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 30, 2017
This London-set comedy means well, but it's painfully earnest - and it doesn't help that the script is total nonsense.
August 3, 2016
A pot comedy that amiably bridges every divide possible - religion, class, age, and pastry preference.
July 28, 2016
Give or take a handful of clumsy topical references, this is a film that could well have been made in the 1970s or '80s. Much of Goldschmidt's career has been in TV, and his old-fashioned technique is shaped by the requirements of the small screen.
July 12, 2016
The serious lessons are lost in this fluffy sit-com.
May 29, 2016
John Goldschmidt's Dough is a film of great warmth, lofty intentions and mediocre screenwriting.
May 25, 2016
Tastes awfully stale...those with a high tolerance for 'nice' movies will happily roll with this Dough. But know that it is proudly unsophisticated in its storytelling.
May 12, 2016
Director John Goldschmidt, earning his first credit in nearly three decades, pounds the script's message hard, though Pryce and Holder occasionally sneak in some subtle moments of real connection.
May 5, 2016
It's tempting to ask whether the writers were high when they came up with the concept for Dough, except that the film itself makes it clear that they don't have a lot of experience in that area.
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