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Dazed and Confused Reviews

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June 12, 2018
Very little actually happens but - like life - it's not always the events that define a time but the characters in it. And ''Dazed and Confused'' is bursting with wonderfully drawn and completely credible characters.
November 18, 2016
Richard Linklater's cinematic flashback Dazed and Confused captures a rich pageant of high-school life, circa 1976, in a mere 100 minutes, leaning on nostalgia without wallowing in it.
April 8, 2016
Manages to not only unfold in to a fun narrative, but also builds a myriad fascinating characters you'll either love or hate...
September 5, 2013
glorifies bullying and tries to balance it with pseudo-intellectual contemplation
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
July 7, 2012
Has the look and spirit of the time down pat. Unfortunately it captures only the worst of the typical misogynistic, foul mouthed druggie losers of the period.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 29, 2012
The film transcends the common barriers and becomes a living spiritual entity, encompassing the essence and tone of an era.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
November 4, 2011
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 | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 8, 2011
Like the moustache sported by Matthew McCounaughey's character, Dazed And Confused is sleazy, amusing and quite, quite awesome.
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.
August 8, 2011
Bet it makes you wanna dance.
July 13, 2011
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 | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2011
Plenty of drug use with very little consequence.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 16, 2007
Seriously funny, and shorn of any hint of nostalgia or wish-fulfilment, this is pretty much where it's at.
July 19, 2007
An affectionate but unsentimental recreation of suburban teen culture in the rock -- and pot -- drenched 70s.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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.
February 27, 2007
Dazed and Confused follows a long list of teenage coming-of-age movies but it's not by any means the best of them.
October 17, 2006
A slightly above average plotless teen film filled with nostalgia.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
June 24, 2006
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 | Original Score: 4/5
June 10, 2006
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 | Original Score: 4.5/5
June 6, 2006
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 | Original Score: 3.5/5
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