• R, 1 hr. 43 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Richard Linklater
    In Theaters:
    Sep 10, 1993 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jun 30, 1998
  • Gramercy Pictures

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Dazed and Confused Reviews

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R. L. Shaffer
IGN DVD

The film transcends the common barriers and becomes a living spiritual entity, encompassing the essence and tone of an era.

Full Review Source: IGN DVD | Original Score: 9/10

January 29, 2012
Eric Melin
Scene-Stealers.com

It may have seemed like a movie that was out of time, but it turned out to be perfectly in sync with the restlessness of the early 90s as well.

Full Review Source: Scene-Stealers.com | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 4, 2011

Film4

Like the moustache sported by Matthew McCounaughey's character, Dazed And Confused is sleazy, amusing and quite, quite awesome.

Full Review Source: Film4

August 8, 2011
Variety Staff
Variety
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The teenage wasteland, 1976-style, of Dazed and Confused is smack-dab between The Brady Bunch and Children of the Damned , and it's a scary, if sometimes giddily amusing, place to visit.

Full Review Source: Variety

August 8, 2011
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
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Bet it makes you wanna dance.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

August 8, 2011
Steve Beard
Empire Magazine

Despite some gags which use the benefit of hindsight too much for their own good, this is a smart piece of filmmaking which suggests Linklater is already one of the more formidable talents of the 90s.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

July 13, 2011
Elliot Panek
Common Sense Media

Plenty of drug use with very little consequence.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 4/5

January 1, 2011

Time Out
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Seriously funny, and shorn of any hint of nostalgia or wish-fulfilment, this is pretty much where it's at.

Full Review Source: Time Out

August 16, 2007

TV Guide's Movie Guide

An affectionate but unsentimental recreation of suburban teen culture in the rock -- and pot -- drenched 70s.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3/4

July 19, 2007
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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A better-than-average teen movie but not much more, at least if you aren't a member of Linklater's generation.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

July 19, 2007
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A slightly above average plotless teen film filled with nostalgia.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B-

October 17, 2006
Jason Zingale
Bullz-Eye.com

The film is actually like high school, and not a movie about high school. There's a big difference, and that's why the film has quickly become one of the biggest cult classics of the last twenty years.

Full Review Source: Bullz-Eye.com | Original Score: 4/5

June 24, 2006
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Linklater's first masterpiece--possibly his best film--presents an accurate collective portrait of youth circa 1976, which unfolds in a casual, spontaneous, and charming manner as interlaced tales of pranks and adventures.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: 4.5/5

June 10, 2006
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

Linklater set out to make a film that was, in its own way, timeless, and the passing of years has only reinforced his against-the-odds success.

Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk | Original Score: 3.5/5

June 6, 2006
Bill Gibron
DVDTalk.com

Dazed and Confused is a perfect movie. It flawlessly captures the spirit of the '70s while arguing for a clear universality in the high school experience.

Full Review Source: DVDTalk.com | Original Score: 5/5

May 27, 2006
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

O tom nostálgico, embalado por uma trilha impecável, confere um charme irresistível ao filme.

| Original Score: 4/5

May 15, 2006

Time Out New York
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Seriously funny, and shorn of any hint of nostalgia or wish-fulfilment, this is pretty much where it's at.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York

January 26, 2006
Clint Morris
Film Threat

Hysterically Funny and ultimately enriching, "Dazed and Confused" takes some pretty genuine themes - rebelling, the thought of growing up too fast, and life after school - and spices it with a nice blend of wired humour.

| Original Score: 4/5

May 6, 2005
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Not only portrays flawlessly a 24-hour period on the last day of school in 1976, but it captures the crushing boredom of a small town.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid

January 15, 2005
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Classic Linklater high schooler story with great characters.

| Original Score: 4/5

December 27, 2004

Variety
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