films seen
12
average score
2.29*
nationality
USA - 61 years old
status
Alive and kicking
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An interesting director, difficult to pin down or restrict to a single niche. That makes it pretty fun to explore his oeuvre, though for me it has brought more misses than hits. If you like contemporary drama though, Linklater comes well recommended.

The good stuff

Before Sunset

by Richard Linklater
Specifics
2004 / 80m - USA
Genre
Drama, Romance
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rating
4.0*/5.0*
Before Sunset poster

Before Sunrise

by Richard Linklater
Specifics
1995 / 101m - USA
Genre
Drama, Romance
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rating
4.0*/5.0*
Before Sunrise poster

Solid pieces

Before Midnight

by Richard Linklater
Specifics
2013 / 109m - USA
Genre
Drama, Romance
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
Before Midnight poster

The inoffensive

Bernie

by Richard Linklater
Specifics
2011 / 104m - USA
Genre
Comedy, Crime
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
Bernie poster

Dubious filler

Last Flag Flying

by Richard Linklater
Specifics
2017 / 125m - USA
Genre
Drama
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
Last Flag Flying poster

A plain road movie that hinges on somewhat uninspired dialogues between three war veterans. All the classic themes about pride, fighting for your country and being fucked over by the government are present, sadly Linklater fails to add anything new or interesting to it. A pointless film that offers little more than two hours of tepid drama.

Boyhood

by Richard Linklater
Specifics
2014 / 165m - USA
Genre
Drama
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
Boyhood poster

Bad News Bears

by Richard Linklater
Specifics
2005 / 113m - USA
Genre
Comedy, Sport
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
Bad News Bears poster

Technically a remake, but who cares. Disgruntled old man has to coach a team of loser kids, things start off terrible, get progressively better, enter a short drama dip and as for the ending .. well, I'm not going to spoil it for you. Linklater has little to add to the film, lucky Thornton is there to keep is somewhat interesting.

Plain forgettable

School of Rock

by Richard Linklater
Specifics
2003 / 109m - USA
Genre
Comedy, Music
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
School of Rock poster

Tape

by Richard Linklater
Specifics
2001 / 86m - USA
Genre
Drama
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
Tape poster

Waking Life

by Richard Linklater
Specifics
2001 / 99m - USA
Genre
Animation, Experimental
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
Waking Life poster

Dazed and Confused

by Richard Linklater
Specifics
1993 / 102m - USA
Genre
Comedy, Drama
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
Dazed and Confused poster

Big nopes

A Scanner Darkly

by Richard Linklater
Specifics
2006 / 100m - USA
Genre
Sci-fi, Mystery, Animation
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rating
1.0*/5.0*
A Scanner Darkly poster