Dazed and Confused


Action / Comedy

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 94%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 90%
IMDb Rating 7.7 10 147065


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Matthew McConaughey as Wooderson
Renée Zellweger as Girl in blue pickup truck
Ben Affleck as O'Bannion
Milla Jovovich as Michelle
650.89 MB
23.976 fps
1hr 42 min
P/S 5 / 77

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by OnlyNick 7 / 10

Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.

What happened? I first saw this movie maybe 20-ish years ago. I loved it! I saw it again today, and I'm horrified!

First off, let me say this is a well written and well directed movie. Richard Linklater is one of the best storytellers in the industry. He certainly knows how to capture and interpret the ebb and flow of real life. The different emotions his films bring out in those who not only watch, but act in them, are genuine. Clearly, Linklater can successfully reproduce the feelings and era in which his films take place. Dazed and Confused is set in 1976. I can't remember the clothes without looking at old family photos. I can't remember the music without YouTube and Spotify. Looking through some of the user reviews posted 10-plus years ago by those who went through high school in the 1970's comment on how accurate this movie is. Really?

In short: Dazed and Confused (mostly) follows some high school freshmen as they try to escape getting paddled (spanked) by the seniors, and in some cases adults not even in school. A sort of "right-of-passage" to higher learning (hazing). There'll be guns, lots and lots of weed, and fights. There will be blood. Then there's Matthew McConaughey's character, Wooderson ("Alright, alright, alright."), a (much older) high school dropout who's looking to get back in. His intentions aren't all that noble, though. "That's what I love about these high school girls, man. I get older, they stay the same age," he says while noticing a female freshman (9th grader). The boys flirt with teachers, and occasionally have a sexual remark about a fellow classmate, perhaps it accompanies a slap on the ass as they walk past.


Am I really so old that this whole thing horrifies me?

I know it's only movie. Certainly, Dazed and Confused is a little deeper than that, as my personal rating obviously reflects. It's about adolescence. It's about finding one's own way. It's about battling the trials and tribulations of growing up. It's all relative, and in this case, it's coming of age in 1976. Some of us lived through what this movie portrays, others, like me, went to high school in the mid-1980's and experienced a different culture. It was lame and boring. But in 20-years we'll be watching movies about high school life in the 2010's. How alarmed will we be then?

Be afraid. Be very afraid.

Two things you'll LIKE about Dazed and Confused: 1) The nostalgia. 2) The emotions this movie will stir up.

Two things you'll DISLIKE: 1) The emotions this movie will stir up. 2) The thought of wondering what your own children are up to in school.

Reviewed by Carson Huelle 6 / 10

A fun night

Dazed and Confused is a must watch coming of age movie. While it displays events that common audiences love on the screen, it lacks the small things that result in it not being anything great. In the first act of this film, we learn pretty quickly that there isn't much of a plot. But there is one simple task at hand, and that is for a group of high school students to have a memorable first day of summer. This simple plot results in there being lots of cheesy dialogue, cliched moments and even a predictable soundtrack. That being said, you are still able immerse yourself in this film. The relatability of this one day event keeps your eyes glued to the screen. Linklater is able to direct this movie as truthful as one could, bringing back nostalgic memories of our first time out on the town. The performances put on by the actors are all pretty serviceable, except for two. Pink (Jason London) shows us what the high school life is like, balancing between school, parties and football. And on the other hand Matthew McConaughey reminds us all why he was brought into the acting scene.

Besides the obvious flaws this movie was set up to have and some audio syncing that could have easily been prevented, I managed to still enjoy myself. If you were once a high school student, I can see yourself doing the same.

Reviewed by emerrill_00 8 / 10

Cameo at Drive In Diner (Matt Damon)

Ordering at the Speak Box, in a muscle car. Yes? No?

Figure likely, being that Ben Affleck is in the film and the producers/director were taking anybody into the film, as they picked up Mathew McConoughy the night before first shoot.

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