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  • Summary: An unlikely foursome stumble upon little revelations and insights into the kind of youthful longing that stays with one well past adolescence. (Warner Independent Pictures)
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  1. Positive: 24 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. 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.
  2. Duck Season unfolds with a slaphappy logic that only looks casual. In fact, every unfinished conversation and banal picture on the wall (one's of ducks) matters as four little people share one memorable little day.
  3. 83
    Mexican writer-director Fernando Eimbcke got his start in short films and documentaries, and his first feature reveals a gift for concision: It doesn't overexert itself trying to come to big conclusions about these characters, and even the comedic scenes settle for gentle quirks over broad guffaws.
  4. The Mexican writer-director Fernando Eimbcke attempts to give this story a melancholy overlay, but its main interest is in its confirmation that teenagers are pretty much the same everywhere.
  5. Reviewed by: Neva Chonin
    75
    The beauty of Duck Season is its insistence that profound human experiences can arrive slowly, in incremental packages, scattered over the course of an average Sunday.
  6. 70
    Duck Season is something quite different, capable of gratifying film snobs and regular viewers alike.
  7. Reviewed by: Phil Hall
    40
    Sometimes Duck Season is amusing. More often, though, it is boring and icky.

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