The Dig

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 futureā€Ž.

  • Released: 2021-01-14
  • Runtime: 112 minutes
  • Genre: Drama, History
  • Stars: Carey Mulligan, Ralph Fiennes, Lily James, Johnny Flynn, Ben Chaplin, Ken Stott, Archie Barnes, Monica Dolan, Eamon Farren, Paul Ready, Peter McDonald, Stephen Worrall, Danny Webb, Robert Wilfort, James Dryden, Joe Hurst, Christopher Godwin, Ellie Piercy, Bronwyn James, Des Kaliszewski, Jonah Rzeskiewicz, Jack Bennett, John Macmillan, Arsher Ali, Amelia Stephenson
  • Director: Simon Stone
  • enochpaxton - 4 June 2023
    Slow, contemplative, and melancholy
    This film has a unique cinematography and editing style that may turn off some audiences, but works nicely for the story it tells. Still, be warned: there are lots of long shots of people walking, riding a bike, or looking out the window of a car with sad eyes, so if that's not your thing, maybe find something else to watch.

    Personally, I don't mind slow films and I think this one's worth the watch if you're in the right mood, although it doesn't rise quite to the standard of other films of its genre. The cinematography is striking and it's a story worth being told. Overall, the film leaves you with a sort of melancholy and invites the audience to calmly ask the question, what does it mean to die?
  • thechrisfigaro - 27 June 2022
    I enjoyed this film
    It's a well-made film. Divided into two plots, they both go hand in hand smoothly.

    There is one scene that I didn't quite understand though. When Mrs Pretty asks Mr Brown to accompany her to dinner, and Mr Brown said yes, what happened after? Did they go? Did Mr Brown call it off? I was confused.

    The soundtrack was excellent. It gave the film a calm and emotional theme. I like these kinds of films.
  • edmo66 - 19 March 2022
    Interesting but.....
    The story about Sutton Hoo itself was very interesting, we didn't need the additional fictitious characters and sexual orientation scenarios. Every filmmaker now feels it is necessary to check some sort of social box to seek acceptance and accolades.