Duck Season (Temporada de patos) (2006) - Rotten Tomatoes

Duck Season (Temporada de patos) (2006)

TOMATOMETER

AUDIENCE SCORE

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

Duck Season (Temporada de patos) Videos

Duck Season (Temporada de patos) Photos

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 Cataño) 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 16-year-old neighbor Rita (Danny Perea) knocks on the door to ask if she can use Flama's oven to bake a cake. When disaster strikes in the form of a deathmatch-killing power outage, Flama and Moko hang up the video-game controllers and call the local pizza parlor in hopes that the delivery man won't make the 30-minute guarantee and they will get a free pie. With a stopwatch in hand and the clock ticking, hapless delivery driver Ulises (Enrique Arreola) arrives precisely 11 seconds late. As the power flickers back on and the stubborn boys insist that their pizza should be free, Ulises contests their claim before agreeing to battle Moko in a video soccer match that will determine once and for all if the boys will pay for their pizza. Their game foiled by yet another unexpected blackout, the bored teens begin contemplating the strange behavior of adults, and the role that a painting of ducks plays in the bitter divorce of Moko's parents.

Watch it now

Cast

Carolina Politi
as Flama's Mother
Alfredo Escobar
as Sweating Man
Show More Cast

Critic Reviews for Duck Season (Temporada de patos)

All Critics (73) | 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.

April 21, 2006
Detroit Free Press
Top Critic

Imagine Waiting for Godot performed by The Breakfast Club.

April 14, 2006
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

Often dull dialogue and marginally interesting characters.

April 6, 2006
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Top Critic

A quiet, loopy gem, Duck Season is a goofball celebration of old friends, new beginnings, adolescent freedom, and baked goods laced with a little something extra.

March 24, 2006
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

Not much happens in Duck Season, but it's never dull: Eimbcke, a Spanish filmmaker making his feature debut, finds just the right note with his young actors and fills his film with telling detail.

March 24, 2006
Seattle Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Duck Season (Temporada de patos)

½

What to do in a monotonous sunday? Sundays are always boring, anyway. But if the lights go off and you can´t 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, parent´s absence, loneliness. The pizza delivery man represents, perhaps, the future: as it´s possible to survive to a sunday, maybe it´s not possible to avoid the inevitable frustration...

Rubia  Carolina
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. Photobucket

El Hombre Invisible
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
Arash Xak

Super Reviewer

Duck Season (Temporada de patos) Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss Duck Season (Temporada de patos) on our Movie forum!

News & Features