Duck Butter Reviews

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.
April 28, 2018
It feels like we're seeing the director's cut of an IKEA commercial.
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.
Top Critic
April 26, 2018
Duck Butter is a chance to witness the entire arc of a troubled relationship play out in 24 hours, but much like the endeavor itself, it sounds more appealing than it turns out to be.
April 26, 2018
The holistic, engrossing, often icky sense of intimacy that the name suggests is very appropriate for this head-spinning film, a romantic endurance test that's rewarding and suffocating in equal measure.
April 26, 2018
A movie that reminds you that sometimes all you need in realist fiction is a glimpse into another person's being - but with heart and intelligence, good craft and technique.
April 26, 2018
The frustrations of the characters sadly don't amount to much of a movie.
April 26, 2018
What starts out as a funny, witty and wry examination of being your own worst enemy soon delves too deeply into a repetitive and trying cycle of broken connections that prevents us from caring that much about our two main characters.
April 26, 2018
Duck Butter is clever without being all that hilarious, and personal without being all that revealing.
April 22, 2018
After their seemingly endless day together, it's hard to feel invested in what might happen to them next, despite committed performances from Shawkat and Costa.
April 22, 2018
Frequently silly, only fitfully involving and often surprisingly banal despite its outr premise...
April 19, 2018
In scope, it's a modest movie (and purposefully so), but the relationships and impulses it portrays are anything but minor.