Everybody Wants Some!! Reviews

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September 27, 2017
I disliked these guys immediately, saw no indication that the film was going to extract anything of value out of their characters, and walked out of the movie about an hour into it.
June 20, 2017
Richard Linklater's latest, Everybody Wants Some!!, is so terrible, so utterly disappointing that I actually came up with four leads for this review (Now, that's a severely miffed critic).
February 18, 2017
Everybody Wants Some is nothing more than Dazed and Confused's empty cousin.
December 12, 2016
For the most part, Everybody Wants Some!! is a shambling, rambling look at young people who have yet to become interesting. Judging by the movie, they may never actually achieve that status.
November 14, 2016
Pointlessness is an important element in a Linklater film, but this one never is able to make much of a purpose for itself.
November 9, 2016
It's all a bit of a bro'verdose.
July 12, 2016
while there is inherent diversity among these players, there is so much about them that is the same in terms of personality, desires, and ideologies that we start longing to get out of their world and into someone else's
June 28, 2016
The film is set in 1980, the lads all want to "get some" - sex - and the film's politics are no more advanced than those of Porky's (1981) - which is, incidentally, a better movie, and has the benefit of looking more comfortable in its own period clothes.
June 23, 2016
If you feel a sigh of nostalgia for the era and what you were doing or being at the time, maybe you would get a bigger hit from the film than I.
June 22, 2016
It's as if Linklater is bound by a bro code that obliges him to present these guys in a basically uncritical light.
May 12, 2016
Linklater is too besotted with his male creations to see that they can be divided almost without exception between the bland and the obnoxious. Even his usual eye for detail is a little off.
May 12, 2016
I was fed up of them all by the end, I have to say.
May 10, 2016
I generally can't sustain thoughts about Linklater's work. I only retain a general sense of having periodically wasted hours of my life that I'm never getting back.
May 1, 2016
Every conflict is undercut with a breezy reassurance that college is awesome!!
April 26, 2016
I often feel like the only movie characters more tedious than Linklater's leads were played by Zeppo Marx.
April 21, 2016
Despite Linklater's best efforts the movie goes nowhere because the narrative is pretty much non-existent.
April 21, 2016
If this project is some kind of huge in-joke, I'm willing to admit I didn't get it. But if I did get it (and I'm afraid I did), it's a huge disappointment.
April 20, 2016
In trying to recapture one of his greatest creative successes, Linklater goes too slack. I'm sure "Everybody Wants Some" was fun to make, but it's a chore to sit through.
April 15, 2016
Two hours of watching college jocks pursuing fun with frenzied abandon.
April 14, 2016
In trying to reconstruct a specific time and place, Linklater doesn't drive the story forward. He even inserts a timer between scenes to count down the hours before classes start, which only underscores the missing tension in the narrative.
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