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Richard Linklater

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Plot Summary

This groundbreaking and influential indie classic, is a day in the life of Austin, among its social outcasts and misfits. These characters, who in some manner just don't fit into the establishment norms, move seamlessly from one scene to the next, randomly coming and going into one another's lives.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 32
  • Fresh: 27
  • Rotten: 5
  • Average Rating: 7.4/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: What Linklater has captured is a generation of bristling minds unable to turn their thoughts into action. – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, Aug 14, 2007

Fresh: The experience is funny, surreal and weird. Sometimes it's even scary. – Desson Thomson, Washington Post, Oct 9, 2002

Fresh: This is a work of scatterbrained originality, funny, unexpected and ceaselessly engaging. – Hal Hinson, Washington Post, Oct 9, 2002

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Customer Reviews

My favorite movies of all time

If you're from Gen-X this movie hits home. I've noticed the younger generation don't really get it. For me this is on the greatest movies of all time. It's narrative structure hadn't been done before and hasn't really been done since. The details in the dialogue is pricesless. Also it captures Austin, Texas at it's heyday. Most of the locations in the movie no longer exist.

Must See

If you like independent movies, then this is a must see movie!


Production values aren't the best, but if you're a Linklater fan, you have to see this, his first film... It's hard to watch more than once, but there's some cool stories and interesting people to spy on...

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  • $5.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 2004

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