Duck Season (Temporada de patos) Reviews

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
August 30, 2009
A refreshingly dramaless miniature canvas
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
June 24, 2009
The modest film works best for the viewer who goes with its flow of inertia.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Christopher Campbell
Cinematical
September 17, 2007
Duck Season is definitely worth seeing, but mostly it is worth seeing past, into the future of a promising new filmmaker.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Shirley Sealy
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
Above all, a character-driven movie
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
December 27, 2006
A nuanced, authentic portrait of adolescent ennui and maturation that treats pre-teen emotions with a Jim Jarmusch-ian brand of detached sympathy and bemusement.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Stuart Klawans
The Nation
November 11, 2006
Lovingly cast, suavely directed and always pitched perfectly, whatever its tone, Duck Season is the kind of small, quiet, thoughtful movie that ought to be as abundant as Sunday afternoons.
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
September 7, 2006
Watch it passively and you might wonder how it even qualifies as a movie; watch it with your full attention and you will see a charming and surprisingly meaningful look at adolescent angst.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
August 31, 2006
...for the viewer interested in an amusing, thoughtful, independent, slice-of-life film.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
May 12, 2006
The fullness of Duck Season is in direct proportion to its smallness; its modesty makes it bloom.
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
April 21, 2006
Because it's shot in black and white, involves characters doing bland things in a bland setting, and yet is surprisingly entertaining, you could call this Clerks -- The Mexican Home Edition.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
April 21, 2006
Effortlessly nonchalant in its observations of kids and the way the world looks to them.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
April 21, 2006
Runs more on charm than inspiration, but it convincingly conveys something of the terrible, giddy solipsism of adolescence, with its contradictory longings for freedom and security...
| Original Score: 3/4
Victoria Alexander
FilmsInReview.com
April 18, 2006
Burn off 87 minutes of your sentence in Hell by sitting through writer-director Eimbcke's B&W dreary dreamscape about (his) a boy's gay awakening.
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
April 14, 2006
Imagine Waiting for Godot performed by The Breakfast Club.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly
April 13, 2006
There are several moments of high, unheralded humor -- although whenever you find yourself laughing, you have to ask yourself if you aren't merely grateful that anything is happening at all.
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
April 10, 2006
The bemused sympathy we feel is brought about by both young actors doing a fine job with the minimalist material.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
April 6, 2006
Often dull dialogue and marginally interesting characters.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics
April 3, 2006
Director Eimbcke scores a bulls eye as Ferris Bueller takes a day off in Mexico City.
| Original Score: 7/10
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
April 1, 2006
Me, I couldn't wait to get out of there, depressed at co-writer/director Fernando Eimbcke's assertion that life at 14 could really be that dull.
Marrit Ingman
Austin Chronicle
April 1, 2006
Devotes itself to youthful inertia.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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