Combustible Celluloid
 
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With: Richard Linklater, Kathy McCarty, Rudy Basquez, Jean Caffeine, Jan Hockey, Stephen Hockey, Mark James, Sam Dietert, Bob Boyd, Terrence Kirk, Keith McCormack, Jennifer Schaudies, Jerry Delony, Teresa Taylor, Dan Burrows, John Slate, Louis Mackey, Kendal Smith, Regina Garza
Written by: Richard Linklater
Directed by: Richard Linklater
MPAA Rating:
Language: R for language
Running Time: 100
Date: 03/22/1991
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Slacker (1991)

4 Stars (out of 4)

Anti-Artist

By Jeffrey M. Anderson

Richard Linklater's breakthrough feature Slacker (1991) was a brilliant idea for a low-budget movie. Seeking to capture the mood of a generation that did not want to get stuck in dead-end jobs like its parents, the movie simply moves from one free-thinking character to another. If one character is speaking, and another wanders by, the film follows the second one, etc. Armed with his witty, wordy script, and some colorful characters on the streets of Austin, Texas, the rest could be done with little fuss. The result is still thoughtful and hilarious, as well as an essential snapshot of a certain time and place.

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