Dazed and Confused
Dazed and Confused (1993)

Like George Lucas' American Graffiti, Richard Linklater's Dazed and Confused is an affectionate look at the youth culture of a bygone era. While Lucas took aim at the conservative 1950's, Linklater jumps ahead a generation to… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: June 30, 1998
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Critic Score: 94% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Featuring an excellent ensemble cast, a precise feel for the 1970s, and a killer soundtrack, Dazed and Confused is a funny, affectionate, and clear-eyed look at high school life.

Variety Staff
Variety

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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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

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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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

glorifies bullying and tries to balance it with pseudo-intellectual contemplation

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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

Bet it makes you wanna dance.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

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

Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

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.

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Tom Charity
Time Out

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

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

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

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 90% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
A cult classic. Us 30 somethings now watched this movie in envy and than even made it happen sometimes. Loved those tower parties.
Tyler Christian
Funny, authentic and extremely nostalgic of its time period, 'Dazed and Confused' is the 'American Graffiti' for the 1970s decade, but a… More
Mark Walker
Richard Linklater is one of those directors that consistently delivers fresh and original material yet somehow remains a filmmaker with a lower profile. His… More
Eric Shankle
It does a good job at recreating the 70s and some of the characters are cool, but there is no story whatsoever. If you're into the 70s you'll probably… More
Dan Schultz
One of the best movies concerning teen life ever done. This film basically covers the last, epic day of school for some bored kids in Texas, who elect to cause… More
Melvin White
Wooderson: That's what I love about these high school girls, man. I get older, they stay the same age.  "It was the last day of school in 1976, a… More

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