Duck Butter Reviews

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September 11, 2019
The movie is almost entirely conceptual. It's not one for the history books. Still, it left such a warm spot of admiration in my heart after it was all said and done.
October 21, 2018
Shawkat, who co-wrote the screenplay with Arteta, is winsome and appealing. Costa's Sergio sometimes plays the cliche of the exotic foreigner with expansive dramatic feeling, but the chemistry between the actresses carries the film through.
August 25, 2018
Cleverly weaves in a thought-provoking statement on connection and relationships while providing charismatic performances by writer/actress Alia Shawkat and Laia Costa.
August 2, 2018
The sex was good but the delirious lesbian mumblecore didn't leave a lasting impression.
July 6, 2018
There's a heartfelt authenticity that overcomes structural familiarity in this tender lesbian romance.
July 3, 2018
It is not a light movie (as the trailers might suggest), but it's a unique, refreshing one, driven by remarkable performances from Shawkat and Costa.
June 12, 2018
This movie boldly sticks its nose where others don't.
May 20, 2018
Laia Costa and especially Alia Shawkat give it some impressive effort performance-wise, but their characters' budding connection is as meandering and weightless as the film which surrounds it.
May 7, 2018
The director, Miguel Arteta (who co-wrote the script with Shawkat), finds no symbolic dimension or wider resonance in the schematic proceedings.
May 4, 2018
What a feat for Shawkat in particular -- her myriad creative strengths are exemplified here, and I'm so excited for whatever she does next.
May 4, 2018
Like its characters, Duck Butter is imperfect, but unlike human objects of our affection, it's attractive despite its flaws rather than because of them.
May 4, 2018
The film starts to get more interesting as the cracks begin to appear.
April 30, 2018
While some might be expecting shock, the unique Duck Butter ends up being honest and relatable, stripping bare the excess of what we often fear about ourselves and those we are with.
April 28, 2018
It feels like we're seeing the director's cut of an IKEA commercial.
April 27, 2018
Duck Butter has a lot to offer when it comes to present-day relationships with remarkable performances from both Alia Shawkat and Laia Costa.
April 27, 2018
An instant classic... a truly fresh and modern relationship movie, a portrait of two women who collide, spectacularly, for a moment in time.
April 27, 2018
Just like what Naima and Sergio are doing, the movie is itself an impulsive, fleeting relationship experiment with mixed results.
April 27, 2018
As appealing as Shawkat and Laia Costa are, the material isn't strong enough to captivate for the full 90 minutes the way it does during the first 30.
Top Critic
April 27, 2018
If you can step outside of your comfort zone, like Shawkat and Costa demonstrate with their brazen performances, this is worth a watch.
April 27, 2018
The big question is: Are these characters and their actions interesting? The answer is maybe. Or rather, occasionally. "Duck Butter" asks viewers to spend 93 minutes with Naima and Sergio, and at times these women will grate on their nerves.
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