The Dig [2021] ★★½

Sometimes, a movie is easy to watch because of its star power. Ralph Fiennes and Carey Mulligan are both a treat to watch in Netflix’s latest period piece “The Dig”, and they’re reason enough to stream it. Of the story, I can only say that it was quite intriguing to witness, despite an uneven narrative. Fiennes plays an experienced archaeologist who is hired by Mulligan to dig up an old burial ground on her estate. The year is 1939 and what they’re about to discover is something completely unexpected. If you like movies based on true events, “The Dig” more than fits the bill. It has beautiful sceneries and just the right amount of drama to go along with it. The final result is a film that is captivating at times, even if it doesn’t always hit the right notes. But perhaps the best thing I can say about it is that it’s sincere. That, and a pair of delightful performances, make it worth streaming.

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