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. 90
    Razor sharp and funny as hell, Incident at Loch Ness is the harpoon hurled into the hot-air balloon of “reality” entertainment.
  2. Reviewed by: Bill White
    83
    In its final scenes, when truth and superstition collide, the film becomes more preposterous than anything Penn may have contrived earlier.
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 »