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  • Summary: Slacker presents a day in the life in Austin, Texas among its social outcasts and misfits using a series of linear vignettes.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. Reviewed by: Owen Gleiberman
    Apr 15, 2013
    91
    The movie never loses its affectionate, shaggy-dog sense of America as a place in which people, by now, have almost too much freedom on their hands.
  2. Reviewed by: Ted Mahar
    Apr 15, 2013
    88
    Richard Linklater's ingenious social comedy is a tour de force, at least in a minor way. [25 Oct. 1991, p.19]
  3. Reviewed by: Jack Kroll
    Apr 15, 2013
    80
    Slacker is a very funny, oddly touching, weirdly appealing look at the young (and not so young) people who live (sort of) in the nooks and crannies of this college town. [22 July 1991, p.57]
  4. Reviewed by: Clifford Terry
    Apr 15, 2013
    75
    Linklater`s creation is delightfully daffy-far better, as one of the slackers puts it, than a sharp stick in the eye.
  5. Reviewed by: Bill Cosford
    Apr 15, 2013
    75
    Slacker is not always so purposefully creepy, but it's often as darkly funny; none of its characters is what you'd call normal, but the film's off-kilter view is such that they seem utterly in tune with their odd lives and odder times. [29 May 1992, p.5]
  6. Reviewed by: Staff [Not Credited]
    Apr 16, 2013
    70
    Linklater springs these seemingly random encounters together with a fluid, on-the-move style. Basic problem, given the absence of storyline, is that interest quickly rises and falls by virtue of who happens to be on screen.
  7. Reviewed by: Kenneth Turan
    Apr 15, 2013
    30
    Aside from preserving these folks for a presumably grateful posterity and convincingly depicting Austin as an open-air lunatic asylum, Slacker does not offer much to anyone who likes to stay awake.

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