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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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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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.
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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
November 5, 2004
This is mandatory viewing for Herzog fans. It's an inside joke, but for those who get it, it's loose, funny and, in its own way, Herzogian.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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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
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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.
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
October 8, 2004
The moviemaking in-jokes are often terrifically funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
October 1, 2004
The movie's great fun, and some sly messages about the nature of truth slip through.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
September 24, 2004
Behind the yanked curtain, there's a very funny study in Hollywood megalomania featuring a very funny performance by a decidedly non-Hollywood monomaniac.
Full Review | 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.
Read More | 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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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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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
September 17, 2004
Tedious faux documentary.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
September 17, 2004
An amusing mock documentary that spends considerable energy artfully trying to make you believe it's real as real can be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
September 17, 2004
Clever and amusing mockumentary.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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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.
Read More | 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+
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Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
September 15, 2004
Razor sharp and funny as hell, Incident at Loch Ness is the harpoon hurled into the hot-air balloon of 'reality' entertainment.
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
September 14, 2004
As much a farcical take on the Blair Witch school as a resonant yet irreverent argument against the homogenizing entertainment industry by which Penn makes his fabulous living.