Dazed and Confused Synopsis
Teens waste another day of school before getting down to wasting summer in 1976 Austin, Texas.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Linklater is a sly and formidable talent, bringing an anthropologist's eye to this spectacularly funny celebration of the rites of...
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91

Entertainment Weekly

By Ty Burr
From the opening shot of a burnt-orange GTO cruising a high school parking lot to the strains of Aerosmith's ''Sweet Emotion,'' Richard...
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88

USA Today

By Mike Clark
The "Age of Innocence" oozes anthropological dazzle, but Dazed and Confused may some day rate its own Smithsonian showings for clinically...
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88

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
The surprise lies in Linklater's ability to breathe so much fresh life into a tired formula...This is a picture that recollects not merely...
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80

Empire

Despite some gags which use the benefit of hindsight too much for their own good, this is a smart piece of filmmaking which suggests...
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Gene Siskel
For a while, I resented the sexist, cruel behavior in the film, much of it revolving around the hazing of underclassmen. But gradually, I...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

The movie's episodic view of a collection of interesting friends, sweethearts, and cliques often rings so true that it might be a...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
This is a good film, but it would not cheer people up much at a high school reunion.
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60

TV Guide

Expertly captures the details and textures of the time without condescending or lapsing into cheap-shot parody.
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50

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
What Linklater does exceptionally well is open the door on an era seventeen years in the past. This is 1976, from the music and cars...to...
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This movie is one of my favorites of all time. It's basically set as to take place within the same 24 hours from different character standpoints. I love how the characters don't stick with just one...

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Rated R
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 15+ Plenty of drug use with very little consequence.
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