The Dig

critic Reviews

, 88% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Featuring beautifully matched performances from Ralph Fiennes and Carey Mulligan set against gorgeously filmed English countryside, The Dig yields period drama treasures.
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    Deborah RossThe Spectator
    It's remarkably moving. By Jupiter, I even cried by the end.
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    Mark KermodeObserver (UK)
    This bittersweet tale of the unearthing of the Sutton Hoo treasures on the eve of the second world war has gentle charm to spare.
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    Stephanie ZacharekTIME Magazine
    The Dig is a movie steeped in the inevitable passage of time, but it's also a reminder that the past lives on through the things we leave behind.
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    Bilge EbiriNew York Magazine/Vulture
    None of this would have worked without the presence of such fine actors.
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    James BerardinelliReelViews
    Had the narrative stayed the course established in the early-goings, it might have been unremarkable but satisfying. As it is, there's too much of the former and too little of the latter.
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    Charlotte O'SullivanLondon Evening Standard
    Stone's film never gets its hands dirty in the way that Francis Lee's does. But it's a whole lot rougher, and wryer, than Downton Abbey.
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    Eddie Harrisonfilm-authority.com
    ...this well-acted, carefully constructed film is a pleasant, crowd-pleasing, word-of-mouth surprise...
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    Asia FreyLagniappe (Mobile, AL)
    The film's pleasures are many, but they are understated... for those with patience, "The Dig" is an exceptionally beautiful film.
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    Dan LybargerArkansas Democrat-Gazette
    It's refreshing to find a drama where the living people are just as fascinating as the treasures in the dirt.
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    Sarah WardConcrete Playground
    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.
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