Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe (2008)

Teenage Juan crashes his family's car into a telegraph pole on the outskirts of town, and then scours the streets searching for someone to help him fix it. His quest will bring him to Don Heber, an old paranoid mechanic whose only… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 9, 2008
DVD Release Date: November 10, 2009
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

Fortunately, Eimbcke's laconic if fanciful storytelling strengths ring more true than his somewhat artificial and hackneyed visual style, which includes a penchant for lengthy wide-angle shots that make the world look like a feverishly alien place.

Kevin B. Lee
Time Out

Inspired by a childhood accident that befell director Fernando Eimbcke soon after his father's death, this low-key character study is a beguiling paradox of Mexican suburban splendor masking personal grief.

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Jeffrey Overstreet

[Eimbcke finds] warmth, humor and grace in these ragged environments. Once we learn the cause of Juan's malaise, images we've already seen take on extraordinary significance.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

With Lake Tahoe, Mexican filmmaker Fernando Eimbcke proves himself adept at turning a blank screen into a work of art.

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Aaron Hillis
Village Voice

Coming down from the Saturday sugar rush of his 2006 comedy Duck Season, Mexican auteur Fernando Eimbcke's lovely, Yucatán-set dramedy drifts by on a similar deadpan wave of static vignettes and lingering pauses that must be 10 months pregnant.

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Sarah Boslaugh

[Lake Tahoe is] a small, calm movie that will take you into another world...

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

So different from the usual fare that it might have arrived from another galaxy.

Laura Bennett
Boston Globe

It ultimately sags under the weight of its bloated silences and stagnant story line.

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Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

Eimbcke's Jarmusch-ian comedy is laced with something stronger.

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
"Lake Tahoe" starts with Juan(Diego Catano) not so much wrapping a car around a telephone pole, as lightly tapping it. While he is unharmed, the car… More
George Napper
I know it probably won't win any Oscars, but this is by far my favorite film of 2009 and my favorite international film of the '00 decade.