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7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

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  1. ChristophSP
    Jan 28, 2005
    9
    This is the "Spinal Tap" of documentary film making, minus some rudeness, plus some intelligence. Simply wonderfully entertaining.
  2. 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 does have some offbeat humor, but not enough to make it worth sitting through.
  3. JonathanD.
    Oct 9, 2004
    9
    Much better than what critics are saying. Though ultimately confusing, it was thoroughly entertaining.
  4. HowardS.
    Sep 20, 2004
    10
    Very funny and very insightful. A really satisfying moviegoing experience for anyone who loves movies.
  5. 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 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 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 Expand
  6. JayF.
    Feb 16, 2006
    10
    I got this film on DVD and I think it is truly a one of a kind film. I remember Werner Herzog from his remake of Nosferatu and it was great to see that this mockumentary start a bit like a report paper. We get a look into the everyday life of Werner and his ambition to film a serious documentary on one monster that has always sparked my interest, the Loch Ness Monster. Other "crew I got this film on DVD and I think it is truly a one of a kind film. I remember Werner Herzog from his remake of Nosferatu and it was great to see that this mockumentary start a bit like a report paper. We get a look into the everyday life of Werner and his ambition to film a serious documentary on one monster that has always sparked my interest, the Loch Ness Monster. Other "crew members" include Playboy model Kitana Baker, Michael Karnow as a nutty cryptozoologist, and Zak Penn who plays the role of greedy showman. Then there is the suspensful part of the film which is part Blair Witch and part Orson Welles. And that is what makes this film a one of a kind (mock) documentary. Expand
  7. 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 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 - 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. Expand
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: Leslie Felperin
    70
    Constructed Chinese-box style as a series of films within films, with a faked one about the Loch Ness monster at the center, "Incident" will have maximum impact for the first auds to catch it before its sly central joke gets out.
  2. The film slowly sheds its convincing identity as nonfiction and becomes a cruel parody of making-of docs, studio-movie pandering, and showbiz egomania.
  3. Incident at Loch Ness, unfortunately, is a riddle wrapped in a hoax stuffed inside a crock.