Incident at Loch Ness
Incident at Loch Ness (2004)

This farcical send-up of Werner Herzog's style of filmmaking is composed of a series of shorter films within the film, all dedicated to the legend of the Loch Ness monster.

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: September 17, 2004
DVD Release Date: March 1, 2005
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

[Penn's] oafish 'character' only manages a few guffaws and a handful of chuckles, and his movie is the same.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

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?

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Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

Mildly comical for those familiar with (and fond of) adventurous German auteur Werner Herzog.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

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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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

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.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Reaches only monumental levels of dumbness and lame comical moments.

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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle

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.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

The moviemaking in-jokes are often terrifically funny.

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Bill Gibron

...Herzog and Penn don't challenge [the Loch Ness] myth. They are out to create their own. And they almost pull it off.

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Luke Baldock
A surprisingly intelligent and well crafted satire of mockumentaries and documentaries. The inclusion of Herzog as himself is simply genius. Here is a man well… More
John Ballantine
A farce involving the director I love to hate..Werner Herzog. Here Werner enjoys poking fun at his own efforts with an interesting cast of characters. The… More
Christopher Mercer
If there's one thing I didn't think I would see Werner Herzog involved in, I guess it might very well be a mocumentary or fake documentary. I… More
Ivan Descartin
Interesting, and very original "MOCKUMENTARY" about the lochness monster. What makes this more interesting is Werner Herzog is on it!!
Ryan Marshall
7.2/10 I was obsessed with many things in my younger years of childhood. I was interested in Dinosaurs, the cryptic beings, and other things that… More
Christopher Brown
Wernor Herzog, coward. Zak Penn, hero. That's all you need to know. A great look at one man's courage.