Metascore
62

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    60
    It's actually a clever commentary on documentary filmmaking, an pretty good monster movie to boot.
  2. Incident at Loch Ness manages to cross "Project Greenlight" with "The Blair Witch Project" in a way that makes one pine for the originals.
  3. Incident at Loch Ness, unfortunately, is a riddle wrapped in a hoax stuffed inside a crock.
  4. The film slowly sheds its convincing identity as nonfiction and becomes a cruel parody of making-of docs, studio-movie pandering, and showbiz egomania.
  5. Starts cleverly but becomes more preposterous as it goes along.
  6. 50
    These blatantly comic characters undercut the credibility established by Mr. Herzog's naturalistic performance, and sink the horror premise as quickly as it surfaces.
  7. Herzog, who deadpans his way through the high jinks, is the best thing about the movie, but even he gets wearisome before Nessie has sunk the boat.
  8. Reviewed by: Leah McLaren
    50
    A successful hoax is annoying for everyone except the hoaxster. No one enjoys being the credulous, unsuspecting dupe of a wise---joke -- personally I loathe it.
  9. 50
    Incident is too reverent for its own good. It could use a big blast of Herzog-like madness, but it sticks to the conventional show-business satire's arsenal of clichés.
User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. PaulD.
    Mar 1, 2009
    3
    At first, it seems like a real documentary (actually two documentaries), but when you figure out it's a spoof, the movie falls apart. It At first, it seems like a real documentary (actually two documentaries), but when you figure out it's a spoof, the movie falls apart. It does have some offbeat humor, but not enough to make it worth sitting through. Full Review »
  2. JerryJ.
    Jan 7, 2008
    9
    I was sucked into this movie all the way. Iam anold fan of Herzog going back to Strotzeg and Mystery of Casper Hauser. Strotzeg was the best I was sucked into this movie all the way. Iam anold fan of Herzog going back to Strotzeg and Mystery of Casper Hauser. Strotzeg was the best movie of 1977 and I was the only one present in the movie house. Kinski, i met in sfo airport before he died. I had just seen Where Green Ants Dream and I did all the the talking about that movie. He was very sinister. I loved this movie with all its twists and turns. JJ Full Review »
  3. JW.
    Sep 15, 2007
    6
    The height of yellowed-plastic, 2-for-1 Tuesday, gumball machine, corner store B-movie night guilty pleasures. The kind that evokes fond The height of yellowed-plastic, 2-for-1 Tuesday, gumball machine, corner store B-movie night guilty pleasures. The kind that evokes fond memories of Mystery Science Theater 3000. It baffles you by being goofy at moments of grim revelation, and utterly stoic in the face of profound silliness. It's cheese disguised as wine and wine disguised as cheese. And the effects - improbably - ARE TOTALLY SOLID! What is going on??? I think that's the point, though. It's a making-of-the-mockumentary-inside-a-mockumentary that doesn't even believe in its own premise. A picture worthy of Brendon Small, surely. Full Review »