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Duck Season (Temporada de patos) Reviews

May 12, 2006
The fullness of Duck Season is in direct proportion to its smallness; its modesty makes it bloom.
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 14, 2006
Imagine Waiting for Godot performed by The Breakfast Club.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
April 6, 2006
Often dull dialogue and marginally interesting characters.
Read More | Original Score: C+
March 24, 2006
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.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
March 24, 2006
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 24, 2006
By the end, we realize that a bit of truth has been uncovered by Eimbcke, a director we'll no doubt be hearing from again.
Read More | Original Score: B
March 24, 2006
Give Duck Season a chance. Sit on your watch for the first 20 minutes and see what happens. Eimbcke's gentle persuasion will reward your patience for weeks to come.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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.
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
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
March 18, 2006
Duck Season hits every one of its modest marks and then some. It's the kind of movie to send you out looking at strangers on the street with newfound appreciation and something close to love.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 17, 2006
The beauty of Duck Season is its insistence that profound human experiences can arrive slowly, in incremental packages, scattered over the course of an average Sunday.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 16, 2006
Director Fernando Eimbcke, in an extraordinary debut, never expresses contempt for his characters. By examining their inner lives with compassion and respect, he inspires us to do the same.
March 15, 2006
a modest, beautifully proportioned peek into the lives of four uncertain young characters who aren't yet fully formed.
Read More | Original Score: B+
March 11, 2006
Summing up Duck Season is a simple enough affair, but hardly does justice to this ironic, carefully crafted comedy, the latest indication that Mexican cinema is going through one of its spasmodic periods of renaissance.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
March 10, 2006
Though his camera rarely moves, Duck Season director Fernando Eimbcke and his cast capture teen ennui in an entertainingly universal way.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 10, 2006
It's about the kind of kids who could never sit still enough, unfortunately, for a movie that perfectly captures the frustrations, longings, obsessions and torments of the awkward years before manhood.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 10, 2006
Eimbcke attempts to give this story a melancholy overlay, but its main interest is in its confirmation that teenagers are pretty much the same everywhere.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
March 9, 2006
As the Sunday in question spirals delicately but unmistakably out of control, Eimbcke's quiet but steely assurance asserts itself and causes all the film's disparate strands to come wonderfully together.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 9, 2006
Eimbcke reveals a disciplined visual sense, a good ear for dialogue and an easy rapport with his fresh young actors.
March 9, 2006
Eimbcke has found a sweet and moving way to make concrete the kids' blind search for meaning and comfort.
March 9, 2006
The lovely, unpredictable comedy Duck Season marks the arrival of a fresh talent in writer-director Fernando Eimbcke.
March 8, 2006
The tender and droll Mexican charmer Duck Season captures the stalled rhythms of a lazy Sunday shared by pals, a time of idleness in which pleasure gets tangled with melancholy.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
March 7, 2006
Duck Season is not charmless, just insubstantial.
January 26, 2006
Further delicious evidence of the reviving fortunes of Latin American cinema.