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  • 50
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    Strains through buckets of verbiage and muddled plot to seize only a few dopey laughs. show more

  • 63
    Staff [Not Credited] USA Today

    The slapstick would put Curly and Moe to shame. The raunch is crude as often as it is clever. show more

  • 63
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    There are several painfully awkward "dead spots" in Mallrats where nothing works -- not the dialogue, the acting, or the direction. show more

  • 38
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    "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. show more

  • 38
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Talky, crude and sexist, Mallrats is significantly less funny, a flatulent sequel to the director's small start. show more

  • 25
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    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] show more

  • 25
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Examiner

    A complete misfire. show more

  • 90
    Michael Dequina Film Threat

    Sophomoric silliness. show more

  • 40
    TV Guide

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

  • 50
    Austin Chronicle

    While Smith's testosterone-loaded humor is a taste I have yet to acquire, his choices of a comic book-inspired credit sequence, the guest appearance of Marvel Comics genius Stan Lee, and the film's overall superhero aesthetic perfectly capture the mall mise-en-scene. show more

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