- Language: English
- Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
- Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
- Number of discs: 2
- Classification: R (Restricted) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
- Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B0002DB4ZK
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 165,079 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
Criterion Collection: Slacker [DVD]  [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
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Criterion do a great job on Richard Linklater's indie classic
Top Customer Reviews
It could all seem pretty heavy when you also consider Linklater's ethereal approach. The Omnipotent camera floats throughout the city during the course of 24-hours (condensed to a neat 90 or so minutes), picking the most revealing and darkly amusing conversations of the individuals it passes. Once you've had a flavour of one character, it moves on giving us a Scroogesque view of a world that we were already aware of but had never really looked at in a particular context.
What elevates the film above the maudlin, though, is a reassuring ability to laugh at itself. To say, 'look how much we've messed ourselves up - isn't it ridiculous?Read more ›
First off - Slacker is a walk through life at real time. All it represents is the banality of how ordinary we all are. There is no slick plot, no punchline and no point - just like us.
Second off - if you are looking for Hollywood here, you are looking in the wrong place, go and watch exciting unreal alternatives of action and consequence, such as Crash (the recent one). This is a simple film, with porn-quality acting and tape quality so expect no more.
Third - It is unique. An engaging and enjoyable, light hearted film that the open minded, non-glitz, no thrills film-goer should love.
Plain and simple. Just like us.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I found the reviews highly misleading. This is a very low budget film, and that shows throughout. None of the cast give the impression of being actors, they all seem more like... Read morePublished 13 months ago by tiredoldgit
I thoroughly enjoyed the freewheeling nature of the film, moving from character to character giving us snippets of situations and mini dramas. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Mstadrong
As a Linklater fan, I enjoyed this film which seemed ahead of it's time on environmental issues and the state of the world. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Lyn Rajah
Highly rated films with no plot usually reward with superior cinematography. This film gives you neither. Read morePublished on 15 Feb. 2015 by Atarimen
I heard that this was done by the same bloke who done the stoner's dream movie dazed and confused,so thinking it would be a good watch due to the seemingly plot less plot with... Read morePublished on 25 April 2014 by Pen Name
The film is about young people walking around, talking about philosophical ideas that they have or are studying. They are all pretty much either bored or confused about life. Read morePublished on 12 Jun. 2010 by Christian Lundblad Thomsen