Todd Gaines’s review published on Letterboxd:
A day in the lives of a group of teenagers in the Summer of '76. The way Milla licks a joint. Randy "Pink" Floyd, the movie character I always wanted to be. Erotic-Abe-Lincoln dreams. A Neo-McCarthyism pledge-sheet. Slater-alligator. Never tell your friends to take it easy on your kid brother. Making a bong in shop-class. Alright you Freshman fucks listen up. War stories from your teacher. Running to protect your ass. O'Bannion is a dumb-shit and a piss-poor choice to play the next Batman. Mel's Soul Pole. Ducks on a pond. Having your mommy save your ass. Air-raid you little Freshman bitches. A spit-or-swallow marriage proposal. The worst fuckin' time for the keg-of-beer delivery guy to show up at your door. Kev's party would've been the shit. KISS-ass statue painting. Getting your ass beat, but making a friend in the process. The way Mitch touches his nose and plays with his hair. Matthew fuckin' McConaughey as Wooderson. A 454 turbo-jet engine. I wish Nicky fuckin' Katt acted more. The ultimate payback; paint-job style. Party at the Moon Tower. Writing a check your mouth can't cash. Kickin' ass and drinkin' beer. Imagining how many people are out there fucking right at this moment. The every-other-decade theory. A dominant-male-monkey-mother-fucker kicks your ass. Forgetting you have a girlfriend. George Washington smoked weed and was into aliens. Tips to get you laid. Smokin' a joint on the 50 fuckin' yard line. Marijuana on one. Reefer on two. Gettin' busted by the cops. Pink does it his own fuckin' way. Mitch's get-out-of-jail-free card. What a first fuckin' day of summer. I've seen Dazed more than any other film. The soundtrack is fuckin' flawless. I quote this film without realizing it in random conversations. Dazed is one of the top reasons I am who I am. Bravo Richard Linklater!