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Based on 27 Reviews
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  • 75
    Bob Graham San Francisco Chronicle

    A quirky character study of the four-man team, led by Sam Neill as the crew leader who seems surrounded by an aura of sadness but is so dedicated that he's not above lying to Houston to buy time when something goes wrong. show more

  • 75
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    Dramatically moving and good-naturedly humorous, it transmits a sharp picture of humanity that inspires both awe and laughter. show more

  • 80
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Apollo 11's mission was a singular chapter in the story of mankind; The Dish finds a whimsical, winning way of telling it anew. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Amusing, compelling and technologically fascinating tale. show more

  • 75
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    For all its folksy jocularity, the movie inspires a sense of global patriotism. In the big picture, every little dish counts. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    It placed second for the People's Choice Award at the 2000 Toronto Film Festival--after "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon." That's about right. show more

  • 88
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    The kind of movie some audiences are starved for, a comedy with a human face, warmth and spirit. show more

  • 88
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Cannily weaving cross-cultural comedy with we-can-do-it humor in the spirit of "The Full Monty," the film builds to a rousing climax. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    The acting and screenplay are amusing, but director Sitch might have taken a more adventurous approach to a tale with such an adventurous subject. show more

  • 75
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    Sitch keeps the tone consistently light, scoring big laughs all the way to the film's climax. show more

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