Duck Season (Temporada de patos) (2006)



Critic Consensus: This modest cinematic slice-of-life manages to subtly capture many small but resonant and truthful moments of adolescence.

Movie Info

A typical lazy Sunday gives way to an introspective look at what it means to grow up for two 14-year-old boys left alone for the afternoon in director Fernando Eimbcke's gentle coming-of-age comedy. With the parents away and the Xbox all to themselves, best friends Flama (Daniel Miranda) and Moko (Diego Cataņo) plant themselves in front of the television and prepare for a fun afternoon of junk food, soda pop, and video games. As the battle to the death rages on the television, Flama's … More

Rating: R (for language and some drug content)
Genre: Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Paula Marcovich, Fernando Eimbcke, Paula Markovitch, Felipe Cazals
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 29, 2006
Box Office: $0.1M
Warner Independent Pictures - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for Duck Season (Temporada de patos)

All Critics (75) | Top Critics (27)

The fullness of Duck Season is in direct proportion to its smallness; its modesty makes it bloom.

Full Review… | May 12, 2006
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

Effortlessly nonchalant in its observations of kids and the way the world looks to them.

Full Review… | April 21, 2006
Detroit Free Press
Top Critic

Imagine Waiting for Godot performed by The Breakfast Club.

Full Review… | April 14, 2006
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

Often dull dialogue and marginally interesting characters.

Full Review… | April 6, 2006
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Top Critic

A refreshingly dramaless miniature canvas

Full Review… | August 30, 2009

The modest film works best for the viewer who goes with its flow of inertia.

Full Review… | June 24, 2009
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Audience Reviews for Duck Season (Temporada de patos)


What to do in a monotonous sunday? Sundays are always boring, anyway.
But if the lights go off and you canīt play videogame anymore?
You deliver a pizza, of course, but why not making a cake maybe?

Duck Season shows in a very simple but effective way the banality and not always obvious complexity of a generation growing up in a society of trash food
and trash culture. Nothing really happens at the same time that everything does: discovery of sexuality, first kiss, divorce, parentīs absence, loneliness.
The pizza delivery man represents, perhaps, the future: as itīs possible to survive to a sunday, maybe itīs not possible to avoid the inevitable frustration...

Rubia Carolina

Super Reviewer

A black and white meditation on boredom, young lust and determination in the face of nothing better to do and being young enough to know that you've got to make the most of it. Of course, the whole movie is an expression of friendship. What better way to show you love someone than to hang out with them all day doing nothing? Pot Brownies, porn and pizza help these kids along the way.

El Hombre Invisible

Super Reviewer

After all those great things I'd heard about this my expectations were high but..., Not a bad film but tries so hard to be simple that almost loses it, I hope Matando Cabos will be better

Arash Xak

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