Dazed and Confused

Dazed and Confused ★★★

A lot of the behavior in this movie seems really toxic today. I found that surprising when I watched it this time, and then I realized I couldn't remember if I've actually ever watched this movie all the way through. I certainly *thought* that I'd seen it, but Linklater so successfully imparts a hazy, detached, nonspecific feeling throughout the proceedings that I really did feel, well, dazed and confused by it. That detachment and disorientation is probably what saves the toxicity from being completely unbearable, though it comes close.

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