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Incident at Loch Ness Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
December 3, 2004
[Penn's] oafish 'character' only manages a few guffaws and a handful of chuckles, and his movie is the same.
| Original Score: 3/5
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
December 17, 2004
Pathetic self-parody.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
October 3, 2004
by the time Herzog dons a wetsuit to jump into the loch, the laughs may still be with the star, but they're also aimed at the director
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 3, 2006
Reaches only monumental levels of dumbness and lame comical moments.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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John Anderson
Newsday
September 16, 2004
Feels like a joke among a group of friends that doesn't include the audience.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
September 17, 2004
Tedious faux documentary.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
September 23, 2004
Then we go to Scotland, and the whole film is suddenly at sea.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
November 29, 2004
We realize with increasing dismay that Loch Ness is a movie about the bald, weaselly Penn and not about Herzog at all.
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
September 18, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jules Brenner
Filmcritic.com
January 26, 2005
too much of a one-note concept to make the entertainment value lift much above lake level
| Original Score: 3/5
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Leah McLaren
Globe and Mail
September 24, 2004
For all its clever antics, this movie leaves the audience out of the central joke for way too long.
| Original Score: 2/4
JoBlo
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
September 22, 2004
If you're a fan of Herzog, you may want to check it out or if you appreciate filmmakers trying different things, this film is certainly unique, but at the end of the day, it really did nothing to engage or entertain me overall.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
September 16, 2004
This exercise in Chinese-box filmmaking starts cleverly but becomes more preposterous as it goes along.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 16, 2004
A riddle wrapped in a hoax stuffed inside a crock.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International
September 18, 2004
...while it's clever and at times genuinely amusing, this is still a one-joke film that wears out its welcome too quickly.
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Dave Kehr
New York Times
September 20, 2004
Blatantly comic characters undercut the credibility established by Mr. Herzog's naturalistic performance, and sink the horror premise as quickly as it surfaces.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
October 13, 2004
While Herzog demonstrates here that he's a perfectly good sport, one can't help think that his time would be far better spent making more films rather than parodying himself in such inconsequential efforts as this.
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune
November 19, 2004
Penn seems caught up in some sort of blogger/TV-cable vanity trip.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 22, 2004
Watching the movie is an entertaining exercise in forensic viewing, and the insidious thing is, even if it is a con, who is the conner and who is the connee?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
October 28, 2004
Like Michael Moore Hates America, the real purpose of Incident at Loch Ness is to point out how documentarians manipulate the truth and, like MMHA, Incident at Loch Ness is very entertaining.
| Original Score: 3/4
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