The Dig (2021)

The Dig (2021)

The Dig (2021)

Academy Award-nominees Carey Mulligan and Ralph Fiennes lead this dramatised true story set during the cusp of World War II, following a wealthy widow who hires an amateur archaeologist to excavate the burial mounds on her estate... only to make a surprise historical discovery.

2021112 minsUKNetflix
DramaTrue Story & BiographyWarHistorical

The Dig (2021) / Reviews

The Guardian

The Guardian

In the vein of hardback/tasteful cinema that's a bit of a Brit movie cliche.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Not an entirely smooth disinterment but satisfying all the same.

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Associated Press

Associated Press

It's very easy to get swept away by it all.

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The Times

The Times

This is serious, intellectually committed, and emotionally piercing cinema. Unmissable.

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Daily Telegraph

Daily Telegraph

A well-timed double dose of consolation and escape.

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Variety

Variety

It rather poetically places the turbulence of the then-present conflict within the perspective of the millennia of human experience that have come before.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

"The Dig" is about the yearning, so human and, yes, so elusive and so futile, to fix the past so that it can be preserved.

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Salon

Salon

Handsomely mounted period British melodrama.

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New York Post

New York Post

It's an intimate film that moves at the deliberate, careful pace of an excavation and, in so doing, uncovers a few gems along the way.

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Stuff

Stuff

At its heart of The Dig though are a trio of terrific performances.

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