75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
Dawson turns out to be a necessary ingredient, propelling the emotional core of the film forward, while somehow convincing the audience that a smart, attractive woman could find a schlub like Dante desirable.
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75

Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
Despite the film's sloppy structure, it feels weirdly good to hang out with these losers again.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
An agreeable mischievous romp.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
This is a funny movie. It delivers plenty of laughs, but it isn't in the same league as "Clerks." I left that movie holding my stomach from laughing so hard.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
It has enough laughs, character arcs, politically incorrect rants and a satisfying emotional ending to more than justify this whim on Smith's part.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
With Clerks II, the director retreats to home turf, but is Smith playing it safe or is he really interested in seeing how the old nabe has changed? Bit of both, actually.
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63

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Some of the banter is fun, like Randal's debate with Elias over the relative merits of "Star Wars" vs. "The Lord of the Rings." But most is just trash-talk as shoptalk.
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63

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Best of all, Jason Mewes is out of rehab to play Jay and spar with Smith as Silent Bob, his dope-dealing partner.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
While these individually diverting factors add up to a good time, they don't add up to a good movie.
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50

USA Today

It's the crude humor that trips up the movie.
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65 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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