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

Dazed and Confused Reviews


Variety
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February 23, 2012

Variety Staff
Variety
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August 8, 2011

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.

Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
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August 8, 2011

Bet it makes you wanna dance.


Time Out
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August 16, 2007

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

Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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July 19, 2007

A better-than-average teen movie but not much more, at least if you aren't a member of Linklater's generation.


Time Out New York
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January 26, 2006

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

Janet Maslin
New York Times
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May 20, 2003

Dazed and Confused has an enjoyably playful spirit, one that amply compensates for its lack of structure.

| Original Score: 4/5
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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May 12, 2001

The ultimate party movie -- loud, crude, socially irresponsible and totally irresistible.

Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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January 1, 2000

Succeeds on its own terms and reflects American culture so well, it becomes part of it.

James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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January 1, 2000

This is light entertainment -- nothing groundbreaking or even especially noteworthy.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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January 1, 2000

The film's real inspiration, I think, is to depict some high school kids from the 1970s with such unblinking attention that we will realize how romanticized most movie teenagers are.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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September 10, 1993

Once every decade or so, a movie captures the hormone-drenched, fashion- crazed, pop-song-driven rituals of American youth culture with such loving authenticity that it comes to seem a kind of anthem.

Full Review | Original Score: A