Incident at Loch Ness
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A handful of filmmakers looking for the fabled sea serpent of Loch Ness get a look at another sort of monster in this witty mock documentary. Under commission from producer and screenwriter Zak Penn, notoriously eccentric German filmmaker Werner Herzog travels to Scotland to shoot his latest film, a documentary called "The Enigma of Loch Ness" which examines the myth of the Loch Ness monster and its role in the collective unconsciousness of the Scottish people rather than attempting to capture and photograph the creature itself. As Herzog is shooting his film, another filmmaker, John… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 62%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"[Penn's] oafish 'character' only manages a few guffaws and a handful of chuckles, and his movie is the same."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"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?"
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Mildly comical for those familiar with (and fond of) adventurous German auteur Werner Herzog."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"A generally empty, if fitfully amusing, experience."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"A truly original work, and a very cheeky one at that filled with end-to-end laughter. It plays off Herzog's own legend as a behind-the-camera wild card."
‑ Ryan Cracknell, Movie Views
"We realize with increasing dismay that Loch Ness is a movie about the bald, weaselly Penn and not about Herzog at all."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"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."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"Reaches only monumental levels of dumbness and lame comical moments."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Herzog se revela um convincente astro do gênero "ação/terror" neste filme que, além das muitas risadas, ainda oferece uma reveladora visão dos bastidores de Hollywood."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"While not quite on par with some other movies and mockumentaries about showbiz, Incident at Loch Ness is right up there with its head above water."
‑ Staci Layne Wilson,
"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."
‑ Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle
"The moviemaking in-jokes are often terrifically funny."
‑ Ty Burr, Boston Globe
"...Herzog and Penn don't challenge [the Loch Ness] myth. They are out to create their own. And they almost pull it off."
‑ Bill Gibron, PopMatters
"We fall prey to a series of sleights-of-hand that keep us wondering what the joke is -- and more importantly, who's in on it."
‑ Brian Juergens, Freeze Dried Movies
"too much of a one-note concept to make the entertainment value lift much above lake level"
‑ Jules Brenner,
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