Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Exquisitely captured in natural light by the cinematographer Alexis Zabé, Juan’s journey is framed by sherbet-colored houses and lemon sidewalks, dipping palm fronds and a burnished, turquoise horizon. The director calls his style "artisan cinema"; I just call it dreamy.
  2. 75
    With Lake Tahoe, Mexican filmmaker Fernando Eimbcke proves himself adept at turning a blank screen into a work of art.
  3. Reviewed by: Deborah Young
    70
    Veteran Yucatan stage actor Hector Herrera is a delight as the suspicious old garageman who gives Juan an important lesson about letting go.
  4. 70
    A surprisingly refreshing experience, especially in a season of infernal cinematic busyness.
  5. Reviewed by: Aaron Hillis
    70
    Eimbcke's droll rhythms are reminiscent of early Jim Jarmusch and Aki Kaurismäki--here stylistically appropriate for a film about social and emotional inertia.
  6. Reviewed by: Laura Bennett
    63
    In the end, the sparse dialogue and lengthy scenes make the film feel as leaden and listless as Juan's sputtering engine.
  7. Reviewed by: Russell Edwards
    50
    A lazy exercise in cute minimalist humor, low-budget but visually glossy Mexican film Lake Tahoe is so dry and slight that it threatens to drift right off the screen.

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