The Dinner Reviews

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December 5, 2017
Not even a powerhouse cast can rescue this talky parable about how far parents will go to protect their kids.
October 11, 2017
De Matteo's systematic examination of this theme is engrossing.
May 26, 2017
As focus lurches distractingly from the heated dinner-table debate to a zigzagging network of flashbacks, momentum fatally stalls, while the illustrious ensemble of actors at the film's center never quite gets cooking.
May 15, 2017
Despite the skill of the cast, you spend much of the film trying to decide which of its characters most deserves to choke on an appetizer.
May 12, 2017
The Dinner is two hours of unrelenting nastiness, steeped in the trappings of extreme wealth and the toxic privilege it affords.
May 11, 2017
Although Moverman's cinematic style can be physically uncomfortable to experience, it's impossible to turn away from the quartet of incredible performances.
May 1, 2019
Despite fine performance from its gifted cast and moments of riveting drama and suspense, THE DINNER is a mixed cinematic experience... it will not appeal to every taste.
March 30, 2019
While The Dinner occasionally serves up too many undercooked ingredients, there's a lot of genius to examine in what filmmaker Oren Moverman prepares.
March 19, 2019
I challenge you to see this film and not still be thinking, days late...
January 24, 2019
The adaptation of Hermann Koch's brilliant biting satire, The Dinner, was a huge disappointment to me.
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