‘21 Years: Richard Linklater’ doesn’t live up to its topic (Our grade: C-)

Austin actor Matthew McConaughey talks about working with director Richard Linklater in "21 Years: Richard Linklater." Gravitas Ventures
Austin actor Matthew McConaughey talks about working with director Richard Linklater in “21 Years: Richard Linklater.” Gravitas Ventures

The massively frustrating “21 Years: Richard Linklater” is a perfect example of the difference between a great subject and a great (or even a good) documentary.

First-time (and it shows) directors Michael Dunaway and Tara Wood chose a spectacular topic: The first 21 years of Richard Linklater’s career, from “Slacker” to not-quite-“Boyhood.”

» Read the full review on MyStatesman.com | Showtimes for ’21 Years: Richard Linklater’

Author: Joe Gross

Joe Gross has covered books, movies, music and culture for the American-Statesman since 2002. He tweets at @joegross.

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