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The Dig

2021, drama, history

112 minutes

As WWII looms, a wealthy widow hires an amateur archaeologist to excavate the burial mounds on her estate. When they make a historic discovery, the echoes of Britain's past resonate in the face of its uncertain future‎.

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6.7

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12+

Country

United Kingdom, United States

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Simon Stone

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7.5

2021-02-26

Moira Buffini’s script is nevertheless engaging enough, despite its many historical liberties. Read more

6.0

2021-02-11

Unfolding methodically with no ambiguities, the storytelling flows with interest but never reaches a climax per se as a consequence of scarce suspenseful moments. Instead, it burns with a constant flame that, never eradicating enjoyment, emits a light that never expands with novelty or surprise. Read more

6.7

2021-02-04

While the film’s superfluous and fabricated romance subplot doesn’t work, Ralph Fiennes’ performance and the cinematography help to keep the film afloat. Read more

8.0

2021-01-31

Based on fact, a fascinating historical record of the real excitement of uncovering the past. Read more

4.0

2021-01-28

Where it lacks in agreeable romance, The Dig mildly makes up for it with intriguing musings on existentialism. Read more

7.0

2021-01-27

For those who have the patience, I think there are quite a few gems to appreciate here, and the fascinating historical significance also compels me to read more about Sutton Hoo excavation. Read more

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