• Makayla

    ★★★★ Added by Makayla

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Okay but the animation is wonderful and challenging. Like most of linklater's work it's primarily the following of conversation and talk of spirituality and philosophy, also it's super cute (there's even a cameo of richard, oh and a scene of jesse and celine from the before trilogy how cute)

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  • SmileRiles

    ★★★½ Watched by SmileRiles 28 Jul, 2015 1

    Waking Life is a buffet of existentialist conversations that navigates the protagonist's conceptualisation of dreaming. Propelled by lucid, yet coincidental, dream encounters with philosophical intellects, the film is guaranteed to stimulate questions that the film presents within the audience.
    Richard Linklater's modus operandi is once again established early on in the film, despite the hypnotic animation that seems to be deeply metaphorical, but also very open to most likely everybody's speculations.

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  • Funnyguy

    ★★★½ Watched by Funnyguy 18 Jul, 2015

    Waking Life is a very experimental and artistic take on the life, and more specifically. It's basically a documentary, only it's displaying its dialogues with a unique cinematography, which emphasizes the surreal aspect of it.

    The correlation of the really interesting and primarily intellectual takes on life, and the unique way it's filmed with the really good soundtrack makes for a very interesting film - inspiring contemplation, and ultimately being enjoyable. It also gave me a really good experience when…

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  • Marta Fróis

    ★★★ Watched by Marta Fróis 08 Jul, 2015

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Considero o Waking Life muito complicado, ou se adora ou se odeia. Talvez seja mais difícil para uma pessoa que não tenha qualquer tipo de ligação com a arte gostar deste filme, mas acho que é perfeitamente normal alguém, como eu, que tem uma união bastante forte com os aspectos artísiticos da vida, tal como o contrário também se pode dizer plausível.
    Não há propriamente uma história, o que ao início me foi difícil de encarar, mas a partir do…

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  • Dustin

    ★★★½ Watched by Dustin 10 Jul, 2015

    Watching this film is like getting drunk and watching this film.

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  • SamCricket

    ★★★★½ Added by SamCricket

    Doesn't answer the great questions it proposes - but that's probably the point.

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  • Chris Allred

    ★★★★★ Added by Chris Allred

    Incredible, mind-bending film about philosophy. Like Slacker, feels more like a writing exercise than a film, but the visual style is also very interesting, and the film is beautiful to look at. And with Richard Linklater, the writing is so good that you don't mind if it is a writing exercise, as it is beautiful to listen to.

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  • Keaton Brower

    ★★★★★ Watched by Keaton Brower 06 Jul, 2015

    So it's Inception, but inside out?

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  • Big Tim

    Watched by Big Tim 06 Jul, 2015

    Blind Spots: Animated Movies

    "[Insert philosophical bullshit here]"

    There is a point midway through Richard Linklater's unforgivable bore of a "movie" in which a group of youths, contemplating the intricacies and nuances of life itself — as teenagers always do (*groan*) — stumble upon an old man who has climbed up a telephone pole. The man can't provide an answer as to why he's up there, to which one of the boys retorts: "He's all action and no theory. We're…

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  • Marcus Sølvberg

    ★★★★ Watched by Marcus Sølvberg 06 Jul, 2015 5

    A dream like experience through life and death, with some cool and interesting philosophy.

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  • 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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