100

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Ultimately, the movie is about finding contentment during tough times.
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75

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Likably low-key, character-driven dramatic comedy.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
What separates Diggers from its kin - notably the Ed Burns movies - is the testosterone balance of its masculine script and Dieckmann's sensitive direction. Maybe we need more buddy movies by women.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
This seriously funny group portrait of third-generation clam diggers (and their wives and sisters) is fresh as today's catch and about as tasty. Its '70s soundtrack positively swaggers.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The movie is strong and holding as long as it's shambling about in the Montauk dusk; when Dieckmann has to bring things to a resolution, Diggers turns ordinary -- sweet, but you've seen it many times before.
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63

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Ken Marino of "Dawson's Creek," who wrote the somewhat autobiographical script, plays one of Rudd's pals.
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
The best thing in Diggers, besides the close-up of the back end of the Vista Cruiser, is the interplay between Rudd and Tierney. They really do seem like brother and sister, adults yet not entirely grown up.
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50

Film Threat

By Pete Vonder Haar
Diggers isn't a bad film, but the underlying premise - the longing one feels to escape from a dead-end, small town life - has been so beaten to death in the movies that no amount of accurate 70s design or subtlety in the performances can hide the fact.
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50

Premiere

By Ethan Alter
This tale has been told so often (in fact, its roots can be traced back to Fellini's 1953 coming-of-age classic "I Vitelloni") the only way to keep it remotely fresh is to keep changing the time period and the professions of the principal characters.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Sitting through Diggers is so tedious that you might find yourself envying the clam diggers. At least they get to be outdoors.
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66 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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