Diggers Synopsis
Small-time clammers watch their way of life slip away when corporate fisheries invade the Hamptons.
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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Exceedingly slow, but good cast and performances.

By pomspringz
What starts out as a good film with nice scenery, drags on and on with interminable dialog and too much soul-searching. I nearly walked out at one point, which turned out to be fairly close to the...

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By glxy2
what the heck?...

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Rated R | For language, drug use and some sexual content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 15+ Intimate '70s indie drama won't interest kids.
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