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Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
May 4, 2005
An exercise in meandering self-importance.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
February 28, 2002
Slacker wasn't really interesting enough to think all that much about.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
January 27, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
July 27, 2004
Interesting for about 45 minutes, and increasingly tiresome thereafter.
| Original Score: 2/5
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
There are some interesting people here, but they seem outnumbered by those that are extremely dull.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 10, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
A movie with an appeal almost impossible to describe.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
February 18, 2005
A landscape-changing film for what it represents, as well as for what it contains.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Scott Weinberg
July 28, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Rebecca Murray
August 31, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Cole Smithey
March 26, 2012
[VIDEO ESSAY] "Slacker" is a hallmark of American independent cinema because it is so thoroughly original in its concepts and execution.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Christopher Null
September 2, 2004
Linklater proved from the start that he knew his way around a camera and could tell an interesting tale in 60 seconds, too
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Eric Melin
October 18, 2013
Linklater is very aware that his film doesn't have a linear narrative and the movie is structured with that knowledge, as well as for a variety in tone and theme.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 9, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Dan Jardine
All Movie Guide
June 19, 2002
History may be written by the winners, but Slackers tells the story of life's lovable losers
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
July 19, 2003
An innovative film with its many zany portraits of dropouts from the world of work and adult responsibility
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
March 9, 2009
The indie film has a fresh feel.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
The experience is funny, surreal and weird. Sometimes it's even scary.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
What Linklater has captured is a generation of bristling minds unable to turn their thoughts into action.
| Original Score: 3/4
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
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Dana Thomas
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
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