Suburbia
Suburbia (1997)

A gang of suburban slackers spend an evening hanging out at a local convenience store in hopes of seeing an old high-school buddy whose career as a rock singer is about to hit the big time. As they wait, memorable portraits of their young… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: February 7, 1997
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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Mike Clark
USA Today

Linklater's finessing of acting ensembles is very proficient -- again.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Hard-edged drama about some soulless twentysomethings.

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Rob Nelson
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul

Linklater is collaborating with a certified grown-up who also happens to be the screenwriting equivalent of a shock-jock; laid-back bong-hits have been supplanted by endless black-comic cruelty and a lot of sociocultural pissing and moaning.

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

This brooding comedy fails to blend the sensibilities of two artists, director Richard Linklater and writer Eric Bogosian, which couldn't have been more different--the only thing they share together is a concern with youth's discontent.

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Mark Walker
"Idealism is guilty middle-class bullshit" Having already delivered Slacker and Dazed and Confused beforehand, Richard Linklater's third film,… More
Cameron Johnson
"Let's take a ride, and run with the dogs tonight, in Sub[u]U[/u]rbia!". Yes, Pet Shop Boys, it's "Sub[u]U[/u]rbia", not… More
Melvin White
Jeff: It doesn't matter what I do as long as I don't care about the results. And that's why now, I'm getting naked.  I really didn't… More
MJS MJS
This is the only Richard Linklater film that I had yet to watch, because it still hasn't come out on DVD for some reason. I was able to catch it on IFC,… More
Michael Gildea
I saw this years ago when I was a completely different person, so I freely admit I'd need to see it again before giving it a proper review. What 1997 Me… More
Leo L
Crazy funny!