THE DIG (Netflix Release USA 2021)

 Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.7|5.0 Starsìììì

The Dig—terrific piece of entertainment with strong British presentation—accesses the talents of Ralph Fiennes and Carey Mulligan to explore how credit for work well done does not always receive its expected credit or recognition. This interesting story chooses the entertainment platform of Netflix to produce, market, and distribute. This is not the usual television-like fare that some of the newer platforms are rolling out while desperately attempting to attain an established and lasting presence in the newer Internet-streaming-based market. It’s good to see classic artists making this platform leap to provide such high-quality entertainment that can be enjoyed in the much more comfortable theatre environment of one’s home rather than the old-fashioned approach where one is forced to spend time navigating to another location solely for the purpose of entertainment while using time/more money to access that entertainment. This movie creates a deep impression. One of those stories that is not soon forgotten.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia 


An excavator discovers a great archaeological find only to have the credit stolen from him.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Simon Stone for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producer Anne Sheehan for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Basil Brown (Ralph Fiennes), Ferryman (Stephen Worrall), John Grateley (Danny Webb), Edith Pretty (Carey Mulligan), Robert Pretty (Archie Barnes), Billy Lyons (Robert Wilfort), George Spooner (James Dryden), John Jacobs (Joe Hurst), James Reid Moir (Paul Ready), and Guy Maynard (Peter McDonald).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. This is a wonderful watch. Well written, thoughtful presentation.

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