Alex’s review published on Letterboxd:
Highly entertaining comedy drama film, Dazed and Confused is a worthwhile film classic that boasts some great performances from its cast and has a solidly written script that makes it a film that is well worth your time. Each member of the cast brings something unique to the roles they play, and they make this a film that is both quite funny and dramatic as well. The direction is well done as well and Dazed and Confused ranks among the best teen films ever made. For those that enjoy these types of films, you’re surely going to find much to enjoy about this one, and one thing that makes it a film worth seeing is the well thought out characters, mixed with the well thought out story. Dazed and Confused is a great film, a film that is entertaining from start to finish and never has a dull moment in the film.
The film is well directed by director Richard Linklater who seems to tackle the subject quite well and he makes it a riveting, amusing picture that is memorable from start to finish. With a great story and great cast, Dazed and Confused succeeds on many levels and stands out in the genre as one of the finest coming of age films that has ever been made. For fans of the genre, this is a film not to pass up, and there are enough great moments to be had on-screen to make this a film that is well worth your time. The film blends comedy and drama quite well and in doing so, makes it a terrific film going experience.