The Dish

2000

Comedy / Drama / History

25
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 96%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 82%
IMDb Rating 7.2 10 13629

Synopsis


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Director

Cast

Patrick Warburton as Al Burnett
Sam Neill as Cliff Buxton
Neil Armstrong as Himself
John F. Kennedy as Himself
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737.5 MB
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English
PG-13
23.976 fps
1hr 41 min
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PG-13
23.976 fps
1hr 41 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by pdubby 3 / 10

Flawed Australiana

SPOILERS Whilst the surrounding small town Australian way of life is lovingly and often hilariously captured here, there are major believe-ability problems with this film that pulled me right out of it. They lie to NASA about losing the signal saying it must be on NASA's end - really? Firstly no professional would lie like this as it makes no sense to cover things up and endanger the project. Secondly NASA would test other feeds and know in very short time its not them.

It made me lose all sympathy for these characters with their incredibly dangerous and irresponsible behavior that forces NASA to divert precious resources and focus into a non-existent problem instead of implementing their backup sites and even perhaps risking the lives of the astronauts. But we are somehow meant to barrack for these characters?

The flaws of this film are apparent. Great on capturing small scale Australian life, but poorly structuring the film to try and create false and unbelievable drama.

Reviewed by joehemmings68 7 / 10

Understated and very Pleasant

The Dish is not a film you'll be shouting about afterwards, but it's certainly not one you'll be complaining about. It's about a small Australian community hosting the TV recording of the moon landings from the Southern Hemisphere. The film focuses around the four guys who run the giant dish that's being used. The film is very lightheartedly funny throughout, and it makes the film very watchable. I found the film very well scripted, with the jokes not coming across as over scripted or over performed. Similarly the film doesn't go overboard on exposition, giving hints, but lacking the common overindulgence of backstories. All the characters feel real, because nothing is really overblown. It's all very refreshing.

On top of all that, the shots of the dish are absolutely fantastic. They're lovingly and inventively done, and necessary to a film that takes place primarily indoors. I also really loved how they actually put the real moon landing footage in.

There's nothing mind blowing here, but it's a really nice tale and a really enjoyable watch. Everything about this film feels lovingly handled and it doesn't feel forced.

Reviewed by SnoopyStyle 7 / 10

A charming little film

A remote Australian radio telescope plays a key role in the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing. The team must deal with power outage, and wild windy weather.

It's a charming nice little film staring Patrick Warburton and Sam Neill.

It's mostly cute and quaint. That goes for the pace, the humor, and the story. It doesn't really have great intensity. What it does have is charm coming out its ears.

It takes a little known part of this historic event, and finds the human drama and joy.

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