The Dinner Reviews

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 5, 2017
Potential game-changing touch: this time, it's the politician and not his middle-class brother who is in favor of exposing the truth.
May 5, 2017
Coogan's dramatic performance is unmatched: raw, intense, satiric, self-immolating. There is not a moment when he is not being frighteningly honest, searching out the mortifying nooks and crannies of his often petty character and exposing them.
May 5, 2017
There are bumps along the way, but Moverman and his top-tier cast (Gere, Coogan, Hall and Linney) take a piece out of you. It's a gripping psychological thriller with a sting in its tail.
May 5, 2017
A meal that just doesn't leave you feeling full in any way.