I was very excited to finally see this film, after having heard so many great things about it over the years. I finally picked up a copy from a friend, and I began to watch it with a very open mind...
... an hour and a half later, I was actually angry at myself for sitting through the entire movie. I honestly wish I had turned it off after the first 15 minutes, and found something slightly more interesting to do with my time; like maybe watching paint dry. I totally get the point of the film; but like many other posters on this forum, I got the point of the film after about 10 minutes; it didn't need to go on for as long as it did.
While Linkaster eventually executed this style well, with Waking Life, Slacker seemed to be the first, and very flawed attempt at this type of film making. The dialogue in Slacker; which takes center stage, is not only uninteresting, and abstract, but at times I found it downright insulting. The "faux-intellectual" conversations between the characters were so unintelligent in their attempt to sound profound, that the dialogue sounded like caricatures of the people which were intended to be portrayed.
Interesting idea; but very, very poorly executed. I did not enjoy this film in the least bit, and actually found it borderline irritating. I would not recommend this film to anyone that I know, and I have no idea how so many people have recommended it to me over the years. The only people who may enjoy this film, are people who are high; perhaps to them, the monotonous dialogue would provide some entertainment. But unless you are under the influence of drugs, I do not see how any person could sit through this film, and honestly say that they enjoyed the experience.