Slacker

Slacker

DVD - 2004
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A look at life in the margins of the working world, by moving from one person to another in a day in Austin, Texas, and showing in short vignettes bits of their eccentric, directionless lives.
Publisher: [United States] : Criterion Collection : Home Vision Entertainment, [2004]
ISBN: 9781559409537
1559409533
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (100 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet.

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cbxman
Jan 25, 2018

Terrible movie... If you liked Linklater's "Dazed and Confused", it's like that but without a story, without good characters, without good dialog, without good acting, and without professional actors.

It's 1 Hour 40:07 of your life you will never get back!

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gingin1972
Dec 27, 2016

Worst crap movie I have ever seen! Boring crap! I can't believe these morons rated this crap 4 and 5 stars!

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Gatehound
Jul 19, 2016

It was like watching Network again: seeing a lot of today in a work from long ago weirds me out, but it explains a lot.

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sdelao
Aug 11, 2012

I liked this movie. The characters' stories are all interweaved and interconnected. An interesting film from Richard Linklater!

roadshowrigoletto Nov 09, 2011

I remember a version of the milieu this film was made in. Mine was Albuquerque, New Mexico. A place where a great many people were familiar with Austin and some even idealised Austin. Then there were those who just hated Texas. Yeah, it is not only New Yorkers who profess a long and abiding dislike of the Lone Star state and their claims for having created salsa. Slackers themselves? The film's ostensible subject? Yeah, sorry, but laying back has never been a strategy for me. The film itself? It's narrative device of handing off the narrative at every intersection to passing strangers, so to speak? Interesting. But I just wish the people had something to say. Well, something to say that was interesting to me.

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