Duck Season (Temporada de patos)
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A typical lazy Sunday gives way to an introspective look at what it means to grow up for two 14-year-old boys left alone for the afternoon in director Fernando Eimbcke's gentle coming-of-age comedy. With the parents away and the Xbox all to themselves, best friends Flama (Daniel Miranda) and Moko (Diego Cataņo) plant themselves in front of the television and prepare for a fun afternoon of junk food, soda pop, and video games. As the battle to the death rages on the television, Flama's 16-year-old neighbor Rita (Danny Perea) knocks on the door to ask if she can use Flama's oven to… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The fullness of Duck Season is in direct proportion to its smallness; its modesty makes it bloom."
‑ David Edelstein, New York Magazine
"Often dull dialogue and marginally interesting characters."
‑ Eleanor Ringel Gillespie, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"A refreshingly dramaless miniature canvas"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Above all, a character-driven movie"
‑ Shirley Sealy, Film Journal International
"Watch it passively and you might wonder how it even qualifies as a movie; watch it with your full attention and you will see a charming and surprisingly meaningful look at adolescent angst."
‑ Mike McGranaghan, Aisle Seat
"Effortlessly nonchalant in its observations of kids and the way the world looks to them."
‑ Terry Lawson, Detroit Free Press
"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."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"The modest film works best for the viewer who goes with its flow of inertia."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"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."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"...for the viewer interested in an amusing, thoughtful, independent, slice-of-life film."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Imagine Waiting for Godot performed by The Breakfast Club."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"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."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"Duck Season is definitely worth seeing, but mostly it is worth seeing past, into the future of a promising new filmmaker."
‑ Christopher Campbell, Cinematical
"Lovingly cast, suavely directed and always pitched perfectly, whatever its tone, Duck Season is the kind of small, quiet, thoughtful movie that ought to be as abundant as Sunday afternoons."
‑ Stuart Klawans, The Nation
"Because it's shot in black and white, involves characters doing bland things in a bland setting, and yet is surprisingly entertaining, you could call this Clerks -- The Mexican Home Edition."
‑ Jack Garner, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
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