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Dazed and Confused Reviews

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Variety Staff
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.
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
August 8, 2011
Bet it makes you wanna dance.
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Tom Charity
Time Out
August 16, 2007
Seriously funny, and shorn of any hint of nostalgia or wish-fulfilment, this is pretty much where it's at.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Dazed and Confused has an enjoyably playful spirit, one that amply compensates for its lack of structure.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
The ultimate party movie -- loud, crude, socially irresponsible and totally irresistible.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Succeeds on its own terms and reflects American culture so well, it becomes part of it.
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
This is light entertainment -- nothing groundbreaking or even especially noteworthy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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