DVD review

Waking Life

Richard Linklater takes the po-faced monologues of Slacker up a level with this extraordinary, state-of-the-art, animated dream trip. The endless navel-gazing and philosophising (Are we alive? Are we imagining everything? There's not gonna be a car chase in this, is there?) are undeniably wearing, but you have to admire the only sentient Texan's ambition and nerve.

DVD EXTRAS: None.

(CR)

Rating: 4 / 10

Retail dvd (20th century fox home entertainment, widescreen)


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