Dinner Rush Synopsis
Gangsters threaten a restaurateur (Danny Aiello) due to his son's debt.
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Mr. Showbiz

By Kevin Maynard
A funny, frenetic, and often quite touching microcosm of the Big Apple life itself, essayed by a pitch-perfect cast and boasting authentic...
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Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
Effortlessly graceful and burnished to a glow, Dinner Rush is surely as satisfying as any of the delicious-looking food served at Louis'...
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Chicago Tribune

By John Petrakis
It's rare to find an American movie that works so well structurally from beginning to end, including a second act that withstands the...
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Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By Sean Axmaker
Danny Aiello is right at home as owner Louis, a paternal Italian father to all but his own son, reigning over the throng from his corner...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Benefits enormously from Aiello's down-to-earth magnificence.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
As tension mounts through the evening, Giraldi cleverly sweeps in and out of conversations -- and brings it all together in a climax that...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
There are enough plots here to challenge a Robert Altman, specialist in interlocking stories, but the director, Bob Giraldi, masters the...
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New York Post

By Jonathan Foreman
A witty, well-acted, visually gorgeous ensemble drama.
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Austin Chronicle

By Marrit Ingman
A pleasant and often surprising ensemble dramedy set almost entirely within the walls of a busy, fashionable Tribeca trattoria on a...
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TV Guide

By Frank Lovece
Despite the Lear-like trappings and the talented young cast, which does its work with considerable grace, it has little momentum or punch.
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Rated R | For Language, Some Violence and Sexuality