Jason Dietz, Metacritic Features Editor
– August 15, 2019
A new Richard Linklater film, Where’d You Go, Bernadette, is arriving this week, and that would normally be cause for celebration—though it appears to be a rare misfire for the director. First emerging during indie cinema’s golden age in the early 1990s, Linklater has (with just a few exceptions) stayed true to his indie (and Austin) roots, earning mostly stellar reviews along the way. While only 4 of his 18 films prior to Bernadette grossed more than $10 million, all but a single one of his previous features received acclaim from critics, making him one of the finest directors of the past 30 years. In the gallery above, we rank every one of his films (including his new one) from worst to best by Metascore.