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The Dig2021

The Dig (2021)



Critic Consensus: Featuring beautifully matched performances from Ralph Fiennes and Carey Mulligan set against gorgeously filmed English countryside, The Dig yields period drama treasures.

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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.


Ralph Fiennes
as Basil Brown
Danny Webb
as John Grateley
Carey Mulligan
as Edith Pretty
Archie Barnes
as Robert Pretty
James Dryden
as George Spooner
Robert Wilfort
as Billy Lyons
Joe Hurst
as John Jacobs
Paul Ready
as James Reid Moir
Peter McDonald
as Guy Maynard
Bronwyn James
as Ellen McKenzie
Monica Dolan
as May Brown
Johnny Flynn
as Rory Lomax
Desmond Kaliszewski
as Barge Skipper
John Macmillan
as Dr. Rothman
Ken Stott
as Charles Phillips
Arsher Ali
as William Grimes
Eamon Farren
as John Brailsford
Jack Bennett
as Air Raid Warden
Ben Chaplin
as Stuart Piggott
Lily James
as Peggy Piggott
Grant Crookes
as Police Officer
Eileen Davies
as Florence Thompson
Zina Esepciuc
as Kissing Couple
Kevin Nolan
as Fisherman
Paul O'Kelly
as Policeman
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All Critics (154) | Top Critics (43)

The elegance in The Dig lies in what it says about the continuity of life rather than the finality of death.

February 27, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It's remarkably moving. By Jupiter, I even cried by the end.

February 3, 2021 | Full Review…

This bittersweet tale of the unearthing of the Sutton Hoo treasures on the eve of the second world war has gentle charm to spare.

January 31, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The Dig is a movie steeped in the inevitable passage of time, but it's also a reminder that the past lives on through the things we leave behind.

January 30, 2021 | Full Review…

None of this would have worked without the presence of such fine actors.

January 30, 2021 | Full Review…

Had the narrative stayed the course established in the early-goings, it might have been unremarkable but satisfying. As it is, there's too much of the former and too little of the latter.

January 30, 2021 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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