90

Film Threat

By Michael Dequina
Sophomoric silliness.
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63

USA Today

By Staff [Not Credited]
The slapstick would put Curly and Moe to shame. The raunch is crude as often as it is clever.
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63

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
There are several painfully awkward "dead spots" in Mallrats where nothing works -- not the dialogue, the acting, or the direction.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Stack
Strains through buckets of verbiage and muddled plot to seize only a few dopey laughs.
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42

Entertainment Weekly

A hopelessly stupid movie that should appeal to baked couch potatoes everywhere.
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40

TV Guide

Smith brazenly ignores plot conventions and concentrates on an apparently endless stream of crude and occasionally clever one-liners.
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38

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
Talky, crude and sexist, Mallrats is significantly less funny, a flatulent sequel to the director's small start.
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38

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
"Clerks" spoke with the sure, clear voice of an original filmmaker. In Mallrats the voice is muffled, and we sense instead advice from the tired, the establishment, the timid and other familiar Hollywood executive types.
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25

San Francisco Examiner

By Walter Addiego
A complete misfire.
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25

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Serves up horrendous lead acting, murky cinematography, bland atmosphere, unengaging romance, mug-crazy cameo performances, bash-on-the-head satire and ill-timed slapstick gags that look like outtakes from a Bozo the Clown show gone berserk. [20 Oct 1995]
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41 out of 100
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