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Duck Season (Temporada de patos) Reviews

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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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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
March 7, 2006
Duck Season is not charmless, just insubstantial.
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
April 6, 2006
Often dull dialogue and marginally interesting characters.
| Original Score: C+
Phil Hall
Film Threat
February 22, 2006
Sometimes it is amusing, but mostly it is boring and icky.
| Original Score: 2/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
March 30, 2006
I have one word for these kids: Monopoly.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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.
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.
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
April 14, 2006
Imagine Waiting for Godot performed by The Breakfast Club.
| Original Score: 3/5
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
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
March 18, 2006
Not very much really happens in Duck Season, but in its rich details, it remembers how absorbing and endless every single day can seem when you're 14.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
March 9, 2006
Eimbcke has found a sweet and moving way to make concrete the kids' blind search for meaning and comfort.
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
March 18, 2006
The film's calm and witty visual rhythm offers a rueful awareness of time passing and of time wasted, in ways that people tend not to appreciate fully until long after they've wasted it.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
February 16, 2006
Director Fernando Eimbcke's observant slice-of-lifer is mostly a comedy but breaks through regularly for surprising poignance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Michael Szymanski
Hollywood.com
November 20, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
August 30, 2009
A refreshingly dramaless miniature canvas
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
March 20, 2006
A film so small and understated that it was nearly over before I realized how much I was going to miss these characters once their story had been told.
Chris Barsanti
Filmcritic.com
March 1, 2006
A smart little film that dances adroitly from goofy to gorgeous and back again.
| Original Score: 3/5
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+
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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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
March 9, 2006
A story about friendship and the ecstasy of communion (not coincidentally, the story opens on a Sunday morning), Duck Season suggests that transcendence arrives when you least expect it.
| Original Score: 4/5

Baltimore Sun
April 8, 2006

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
October 18, 2008
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