Antun Kovacevic’s review published on Letterboxd:
Film #3/31 for August Scavenger Hunt #53!
For what it was, the film was fantastic. I loved how the film didn’t try to be anything that it wasn’t. This is a film about some kids having fun on the last day of the school, and that’s it. It’s a period piece which is focused only on that, capturing the feeling of the ’70s and growing up in that time.
The best part of the film was the script. Although it’s not a typical film with a typical structure, it had a great set of interesting characters. Although I didn’t grow up in similar surroundings nor did I have similar experiences as them, it was fun to follow everyone throughout the story. Also, I loved how the film mixed certain groups of characters. After watching the film, I had the feeling everyone interacted with everyone.
This film wouldn’t work without a well-written script, so props to Linklater.