Clerks Synopsis
A young man (Brian O'Halloran) works at a New Jersey convenience store.
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Film Threat

By Brad Laidman
Randal is a beautiful hostile piece of work that only could have come from America. He's the sort of guy who never put in a quality day at...
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88

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Nothing, no matter how outrageous, is beyond Smith, and his willingness to flaunt cinematic taboos is one of the reasons why Clerks is such...
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80

Wall Street Journal

Rough around the edges, it's humor decidedly sophomoric in parts. But that's part of its charm. [19 Jan 1995, p.A16(E)]
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80

Empire

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Smith's script simply crackles with an endless succession of humorous gags and on-the-ball observations while Anderson's brilliant...
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78

Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
Although a few bits (the film is done in blackout sketch style) fall flat and a good ten minutes could be shaved off the running time with...
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The latest slacker manifesto, Clerks lacks the grunge artistry of either "Stranger Than Paradise" or "Slacker," but it's a fast, likable 90...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Within the limitations of his bare-bones production, Smith shows great invention, a natural feel for human comedy, and a knack for writing...
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
Even augmented by the priceless commodity of Smith's talent, $25,575 can only be stretched so far. Apparently, it won't buy you a stellar...
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63

USA Today

By Mike Clark
A few crude verbal exchanges nearly got Clerks an NC-17 rating; some (not all) of these provide some of the funniest moments in a film...
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60

TV Guide

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Unlike his models, however, Smith hasn't demonstrated that his sensibility reaches much beyond bathroom humor and meaningless drift.
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my clerks review

By lord-o-movies
fantastic movie all the chatrecters were likeable and is a blast to watch you should rent it now...

good

By Mr.Le-bow-ski
It was good but it was inconsistent the beginning was kinda boring and then the 2nd half was really good . It had pretty good acting for a indie film....

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By nirvash15
Before you watch other Kevin Smith films u must watch this one. Trust me you will not be dissopointed...

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By Maldei
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Funny movie

By djpshizzle
I like this movie funny as he'll...

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Rated R | For Sexual Content and Language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 16 & under Low language, high philosophy, and low budget.
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