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The Dish

HD   PG-13 Closed Captioning

Rob Sitch

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About the Movie

A comedy, "The Dish" tells the true story of a group of Australian scientists manning a remote satellite dish who, much to NASA's concern, are the only hope for receiving the historic images of Man's first steps on the Moon. With help from a colorful cast of local characters, the Dish's crew struggles to overcome a series of mishaps to play a part in one of Mankind's greatest triumphs. An audience favorite at the 2000 Toronto Film Festival, "The Dish" stars Sam Niell ("Jurassic Park," "The Piano") and Patrick Warburton ("The Emperor's New Groove," TV's "Seinfeld").

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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96%
  • Reviews Counted: 98
  • Fresh: 94
  • Rotten: 4
  • Average Rating: 7.4/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: This is a comedy that rises out of elation, rather than mere wacky gas. – Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly, Sep 7, 2011

Fresh: The kind of movie some audiences are starved for, a comedy with a human face, warmth and spirit. – Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: Images of the revolving and tilting dish are sufficient in themselves and do more than make up for the musical goosing on the soundtrack. – Bob Graham, San Francisco Chronicle, Jun 18, 2002

Fresh: Warm, wry, endearing. – Jay Carr, Boston Globe, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

The Dish

Parkes Rocks! A MUST SEE, FEEL GOOD, INSPIRATIONAL MOVIE. FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION, WITH HUMOR! CONGRATS FROM THE U.S! SIX STARS WOULD NOT BE ENOUGH! BUT FIVE IS THE HIGHEST CHOICE GIVEN! A FANTASTIC SCRIPT, STORY AND ACTORS!

The "dish"?

When my wife invited me to watch a movie called "The Dish" I was hardly inspired. But as I sat and chuckled and smiled and just enjoyed a warm, humorous and well told story I found myself sold on this movie. It's a little bit of Australia (setting) and if you follow the other documentaries and movies on the moon landing you'll appreciate the connections and allusions. It's not a movie that will set you back intellectually if you miss it, but if you have an evening and want some entertainment you'll be hard pressed to find something more uplifting and wholesome. The whole family can enjoy this delightful film!

Great untold story

Great movie. It's always fun to learn about an untold part of history and understand just how complex something like the moon-landing is but also rather human. It certainly makes me feel proud that Australia played it's role in an undeniably Australian way! There's definitely some fun Australian cultural references which add a little extra comedy if you can understand them! This movie is by the same group of people that created the movie "The Castle" but is a little more on the intellectual end (but thankfully not to far!)

The Dish
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  • $7.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 2001

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