Duck Season (Temporada de patos) Reviews

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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.
April 14, 2006
Imagine Waiting for Godot performed by The Breakfast Club.
April 6, 2006
Often dull dialogue and marginally interesting characters.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
March 10, 2006
Though his camera rarely moves, Duck Season director Fernando Eimbcke and his cast capture teen ennui in an entertainingly universal way.
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.
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.
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.
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