Duck Season (Temporada de patos)
Duck Season (Temporada de patos) (2006)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 24, 2006
DVD Release Date: August 29, 2006
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This modest cinematic slice-of-life manages to subtly capture many small but resonant and truthful moments of adolescence.

David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

The fullness of Duck Season is in direct proportion to its smallness; its modesty makes it bloom.

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Eleanor Ringel Cater
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Often dull dialogue and marginally interesting characters.

Fernando F. Croce

A refreshingly dramaless miniature canvas

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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

Effortlessly nonchalant in its observations of kids and the way the world looks to them.

Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

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.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The modest film works best for the viewer who goes with its flow of inertia.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Imagine Waiting for Godot performed by The Breakfast Club.

Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

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.

Christopher Campbell

Duck Season is definitely worth seeing, but mostly it is worth seeing past, into the future of a promising new filmmaker.

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Rubia Carolina
What to do in a monotonous sunday? Sundays are always boring, anyway. But if the lights go off and you canīt play videogame anymore? You deliver a pizza, of… More
Fernando Rafael Quintero Castaņeda
this super funny 2004 movie, produced by Alfonso Cuarón and directed by Fernando Eimbcke went under the radar a little bit, but it definitely is one of the best… More
El Hombre Invisible
A black and white meditation on boredom, young lust and determination in the face of nothing better to do and being young enough to know that you've got to… More
Caesar Mendez
Usually when comes to the TOMATOMETER rating it's mostly correct. Unfortunately, the critics don't always get it right, that the case with Duck… More
Arash Xak
After all those great things I'd heard about this my expectations were high but..., Not a bad film but tries so hard to be simple that almost loses it, I… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"Duck Season" starts out on an average Sunday at 11:00 am. A mother(Carolina Politi) is leaving the apartment for the day… More