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Duck Season (Temporada de patos) Reviews

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August 30, 2009
A refreshingly dramaless miniature canvas
June 24, 2009
The modest film works best for the viewer who goes with its flow of inertia.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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
March 1, 2007
Above all, a character-driven movie
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+
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.
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
August 31, 2006
...for the viewer interested in an amusing, thoughtful, independent, slice-of-life film.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
May 12, 2006
The fullness of Duck Season is in direct proportion to its smallness; its modesty makes it bloom.
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
April 21, 2006
Effortlessly nonchalant in its observations of kids and the way the world looks to them.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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...
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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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April 14, 2006
Imagine Waiting for Godot performed by The Breakfast Club.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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.
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+
April 6, 2006
Often dull dialogue and marginally interesting characters.
Read More | Original Score: C+
April 3, 2006
Director Eimbcke scores a bulls eye as Ferris Bueller takes a day off in Mexico City.
| Original Score: 7/10
April 1, 2006
Eimbcke makes the most of his enclosed space and eager cast to string together a series of droll vignettes that eventually add up to a satisfying and touching story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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.
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