• drpritch

    ★★★★ Watched by drpritch 05 Jun, 2002

    First rate.

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  • Pablo

    ½ Watched by Pablo 03 Jul, 2015

    Congratulations, you just made the most fucking boring animated film ever.


    I don't usually just stop watching a movie halfway through but Waking Life well deserved to be the exception.

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  • Bobby Ge

    ★★★★½ Watched by Bobby Ge 01 Jul, 2015

    It's essentially a series of brief philosophical lectures, but when you've finished the film and you walk around outside, you can't unthink the truth that everyone you meet has something to say or some unique way they view the world.

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  • Jack Keane

    ★★★★★ Watched by Jack Keane 01 Jul, 2015

    "On really romantic evenings of self, I go salsa dancing with my confusion."

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    There are many movies in existence (THOUGH WHAT IS EXISTENCE BUT A DREAM WE ALWAYS WAKE UP FROM, UNTIL WE DON'T?) where you turn your brain off to mindlessly watch the images happening in front of you (THOUGH WHAT IS LIFE BUT DOING EXACTLY THAT EVERY DAY OF OUR LIVES WITH THE REALITY WE SEE BEFORE US?), because for that moment (THOUGH WHAT IS A MOMENT…

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  • Ben

    ★★½ Watched by Ben 01 Jul, 2015

    Waking Life is basically an existentialist's wet dream. The plot is a loose following of a young man through a dream of his, where he encounters different people that offer philosophical musings. It's a Richard Linklater project through and through, which is both good and bad.

    The film is largely made up of short segments of different people discussing different philosophical topics: identity, freedom in society, free will, collective experiences...basically the sort of thing people talk about while passing a…

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  • Anthony Iessi

    ★★★★ Added by Anthony Iessi

    Prepare to check your mind in at the door, make sure it's healthy and clear, and prepare to have it implode on you. Waking Life is the most philosophically engaging film of all-time. It meanders through time and space, and reality and dreams. It questions everything, and I mean, everything. Life, Death, Freewill, Recorded History, Society, Politics, Behaviors.. you name it, Linklater covers it all in a span of 90 minutes. There's so much here, it's just too much to…

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  • Jet_Jaguar

    ★★★★½ Watched by Jet_Jaguar 15 Mar, 2015

    Linklater is a filmmaker that many other filmmakers should aspire to be like. He has dipped his toes into countless genres, from romance to drama, sci-fi to kid comedy. Linklater makes what he wants to make, and Waking Life is a wonderful example of how that kind of philosophy can produce a work that is not commercially viable, but is valuable in so many other ways.

    Waking Life is a short story collection; to be more accurate, it is more…

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  • Supercattle

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Supercattle 27 Jun, 2015

    Yep I watched it twice

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  • Garrett Moore

    ★★★★★ Watched by Garrett Moore 22 Jun, 2015

    This is a fascinating film of ideas that, like Linklater's Before trilogy, displays the cinematic value of words and an intellectual curiosity that's contagious. In addition to being one of the most outright philosophical films I've ever seen, it's a great example of animation as a medium that's overflowing with untapped potential. Separately, there's a conversation on a movie screen in the film that almost seems to be defending the film's lack of clear narrative.

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  • Cameron Croston

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Cameron Croston 18 Jun, 2015

    A film with endless depth and thought. A film that asks many questions about life and human feeling. Thought provoking and beautiful.

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  • Matt

    ★★★★½ Watched by Matt 31 May, 2015

    If you are looking for a straightforward plot look elsewhere, if you want a mind-bending head trip of film with lots of philosophical discussion, look no further! Some of the animation looks like Windows 95 but other stuff is very breathtaking. Linklater is a natural treasure.

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  • Sean Whiteman

    Rewatched by Sean Whiteman 14 Jun, 2015

    Backgrounded VHS while packing for camp trip to St. Helens.

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