The Dig Reviews

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March 20, 2021
"a meditation on the fragility of life, how we're all connected, and what we leave behind."
March 18, 2021
Don't be fooled by the digging and the dirt, this Netflix feature is one of those rare hidden gems just waiting to be unearthed. Quintessentially English, full of charm and tenacity Ralph Fiennes and Carey Mulligan put in star performances.
March 12, 2021
Strong leading performances and a handful of beautifully crafted scenes sit sit by side with much clunkier and more derivative material.
March 6, 2021
Great performances from Ralph Fiennes and Carey Mulligan.
March 6, 2021
Despite its shortcomings though, The Dig remains a touching drama. It is a well-shot and well-acted look into an intriguing account from history...
March 6, 2021
By the end, The Dig has become a moving meditation on both long ago history and our own daily mortality. Strongly recommended.
February 28, 2021
The elegance in The Dig lies in what it says about the continuity of life rather than the finality of death.
February 28, 2021
Both Carey Mulligan and Ralph Fiennes give moving performances in this true story. The early WWII ambience is very well recreated. Mulligan rarely disappoints.
February 26, 2021
...this well-acted, carefully constructed film is a pleasant, crowd-pleasing, word-of-mouth surprise...
February 19, 2021
The film's pleasures are many, but they are understated... for those with patience, "The Dig" is an exceptionally beautiful film.
February 19, 2021
It's refreshing to find a drama where the living people are just as fascinating as the treasures in the dirt.
February 19, 2021
Whether you already know Sutton Hoo's story or you're learning the details for the first time, The Dig nonetheless relays an astonishing chapter of history.
February 18, 2021
Director Simon Stone and screenwriter Moira Buffini are to be congratulated on bringing this to the screen so successfully.
February 17, 2021
This true story delicately details the sum of its parts to properly preserve the past for future generations.
February 14, 2021
Unfolding methodically with no ambiguities, the storytelling flows with interest but never reaches a climax.
February 12, 2021
While short of a classic, The Dig is lovely in more ways than one and works its way into you.
February 11, 2021
Without a fixed standard, the story crumbles like some of the items the Suffolk team digs up, seeming solid at first before turning to sand.
February 11, 2021
An enjoyable movie movie. Good characters, good story and beautifully photographed. what's not to like! Carey Mulligan is perfectly cast.
February 11, 2021
The Dig brings to vivid life the 1939 excavation at Sutton Hoo. It's a quiet, thoughtful film with gorgeous cinematography and fine performances. But it never penetrates below its pretty surface, and that makes it more forgettable than it should be.
February 10, 2021
"Director Simon Stone...ends up burying a treasure of a movie under mounds and mounds of treacle."
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