Je ne vois pas comment on peut considérer ce film comme une oeuvre "culte", sauf à avoir été bizutés sur un terrain de foot américain dans les années 70. Rien de rebelle dans ses ados ; juste le temps qui fout le camp entre une canette de bière et un joint. Comme quoi la nostalgie est chose culturelle.
Oh dear Mubi, Usually your film choices and reviews are spot on but not here. If your idea of entertainment is watching teens act in a wholly stereotyped and fictionalised way, with an absence of any plot works for you then fine but otherwise look elsewhere for your film fix.
Great music, great cast, loved to see all those young actors at the dawn of their careers. It is the typical high school movie, which will make you miss those times. It is funny and crazy. Don't expect intellectual ingenuity, it is a very down to earth movie about being an adolescent in the 70s with all the crazy stuff happening in that time. Did i say the soundtrack was great?
"Among the best teen films ever made ..." (Mubi) No it isn't. It's flaccid and dull. The only saving grace is the re-creation of 1976 middle class high school rituals, which frankly could have been done in a 15 minute short. Linklater's title is self-descriptive. He's more Dazed and Confused And high and pissed than any of the characters.
Real Linklater charm in this fully fleshed universe populated by funny and authentic performances. This is far from his best film though, and at times it feels very unfocused and even ironically distanced. This film feels more nostalgic than urgent but it is a fun ride.
I can see why it's a cult film, but it didn't resonate with me personally, maybe because I haven't grown up in the US in the 70's. What I learn from all these American films about teenagers is that there isn't any worse place on Earth than an American High School. It's like Guantanamo.
Featuring a superb soundtrack (especially for Aerosmith fans), lots of wonderful little moments and a fractured, interweaving series of character arcs, Dazed And Confused compares favourably to that other coming-of-age classic, American Graffiti. Linklater directs well, and gets himself a superb cast to work with.
Jemand sagte, Heimat kann auch die Zeit sein, in der du dich zuhause fühlst. 1976 war diese Zeit: schon die Songs in Linklaters Film genügen, um diese Heimat zu beschreiben. Es ist nicht die Handlung als es die kleinen Gesten des Filmes sind, die diese Heimat einer Jugend erzeugen. Die Zeichnung der Charaktere, die liebevollen Details, die emotionalen Irrungen und das kleine Aufbegehren beschreiben sie. Slow down!
Devenu (plus ou moins) culte pour les amateurs de films indépendants made in USA, "Dazed and Confused" transmet à fond l'état d'esprit d'une certaine jeunesse des années 70. On sent presque les (très nombreux) joints et la bière, on tape du pied au son d'Aerosmith et d'Alice Cooper, on admire les couleurs et les looks. L'immersion est réussie, les messages passent bien... mais le scénario manque un peu de surprises.
Linklater as true documentarian, which is not to say he is a filmmaker committed to realism as a mode of representation. At his best, Linklater resembles John Ford in his insistence on each shot being a vignette of portraiture, gestural clarity, & clarity of line deliverance, a little movie in & of itself. Like the Straubs, Linklater often takes interest in freedom vs. oppression within an authoritative environment.
3.8 As it goes on you realize the plot is not going anywhere, it's inconclusive though at the same time so consistent. The actors did great and the characters feel incredibly real despite the absence of psychological depth. Costumes and photography are pure eyegasm. Very enjoyable! (Loved finding out the old roots of McConaughey's "alright" )