This coming-of-age film follows the mayhem of group of rowdy teenagers in Austin, Texas, celebrating the last day of high school in 1976. The graduating class heads for a popular pool hall and joins an impromptu keg party, however star football player Randall “Pink” Floyd (Jason London) has promised to focus on the championship game and abstain from partying. Meanwhile, the incoming freshmen try to avoid being hazed by the seniors, most notably the sadistic bully Fred O'Bannion (Ben Affleck).
- " Very little actually happens but – like life – it's not always the events that define a time but the characters in it. And Dazed and Confused is bursting with wonderfully drawn and completely credible characters. " – Patricia Bibby (Associated Press)
- " The teenage wasteland, 1976-style, of Dazed and Confused is smack-dab between The Brady Bunch and Children of the Damned , and it's a scary, if sometimes giddily amusing, place to visit. " - **Variety Staff (Variety)
- " The film transcends the common barriers and becomes a living spiritual entity, encompassing the essence and tone of an era. " – R.L. Shaffer (IGN DVD)