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Based on 31 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 90
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    That Linklater pulls off the innovative feat with hypnotic assurance is nothing short of amazing. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Leaves an impression, while its specifics fade almost immediately. show more

  • 88
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    A smart, sensuous and sensory mind trip that caroms around a universe of thought. show more

  • 88
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Linklater's ravishing new movie represents a bold leap into the possibilities of technology. show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    I have seen Waking Life three times now. I want to see it again -- not to master it, or even to remember it better, -- but simply to experience all of these ideas, all of this passion, the very act of trying to figure things out. show more

  • 100
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    The film is truly special, truly different -- a wondrous talky roundelay about and for people who love life. show more

  • 100
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    Intriguing, arresting, delightfully refusing to be pigeonholed. show more

  • 100
    Michael Sragow Baltimore Sun

    A beautiful display of celluloid bungee-jumping. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Few American filmmakers put more faith in the ability of words to stimulate mind and heart. show more

  • 75
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    Might have been unbearable if Linklater hadn't filled it with so much self-deprecating humor, undercutting the pretentiousness whenever it threatens to become too thick. show more

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