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  • Summary: This mock documentary chronicles the story of the making (and unmaking) of Werner Herzog's film about Scotland's infamous Loch Ness monster, as well as the aftermath of that fateful effort. Shocking, controversial and strangely humorous, the film raises many questions about where reality ends and fiction begins. (Fox) Expand
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  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. 80
    Turns out to be surprisingly layered.
  3. 75
    Can be taken as a parable about cinema art vs. commerce. If that's too much to think about, just enjoy the off-beat humor.
  4. 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.
  5. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    60
    It's actually a clever commentary on documentary filmmaking, an pretty good monster movie to boot.
  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. Starts cleverly but becomes more preposterous as it goes along.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7