Om du vill se en förfestfilm och slippa buskis humor och korkad dialog är ”Dazed and Confused” ett av de absolut bästa alternativen.
Despite some gags which use the benefit of hindsight too much for their own good, this is a smart piece of filmmaking which suggests Linklater is already one of the more formidable talents of the 90s.
A much-praised portrait of 70s youth, DAZED AND CONFUSED expertly captures the details and textures of the time without condescending or lapsing into cheap-shot parody.
The film is art crossed with anthropology. It tells the painful underside of American Graffiti.
Dazed And Confused's enduring cult-classic status speaks to how simply and perfectly it evokes the last day of school in small-town Texas in 1976, not how it appeases the narrative gods.