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Based on 18 Reviews
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  • 25
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    Sitting through Diggers is so tedious that you might find yourself envying the clam diggers. At least they get to be outdoors. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    This seriously funny group portrait of third-generation clam diggers (and their wives and sisters) is fresh as today's catch and about as tasty. Its '70s soundtrack positively swaggers. show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    What separates Diggers from its kin - notably the Ed Burns movies - is the testosterone balance of its masculine script and Dieckmann's sensitive direction. Maybe we need more buddy movies by women. show more

  • 75
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    Likably low-key, character-driven dramatic comedy. show more

  • 63
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    The best thing in Diggers, besides the close-up of the back end of the Vista Cruiser, is the interplay between Rudd and Tierney. They really do seem like brother and sister, adults yet not entirely grown up. show more

  • 63
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Ken Marino of "Dawson's Creek," who wrote the somewhat autobiographical script, plays one of Rudd's pals. show more

  • 63
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    The movie is strong and holding as long as it's shambling about in the Montauk dusk; when Dieckmann has to bring things to a resolution, Diggers turns ordinary -- sweet, but you've seen it many times before. show more

  • 50
    Ethan Alter Premiere

    This tale has been told so often (in fact, its roots can be traced back to Fellini's 1953 coming-of-age classic "I Vitelloni") the only way to keep it remotely fresh is to keep changing the time period and the professions of the principal characters. show more

  • 50
    Pete Vonder Haar Film Threat

    Diggers isn't a bad film, but the underlying premise - the longing one feels to escape from a dead-end, small town life - has been so beaten to death in the movies that no amount of accurate 70s design or subtlety in the performances can hide the fact. show more

  • 100
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    Ultimately, the movie is about finding contentment during tough times. show more

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