Moviefone's 'Clerks III' Review
‘Clerks III’ finds Kevin Smith And Co. back behind the counter. A more reflective, somber Smith returns to his filmmaking routes – but he still finds time for pop culture gags and rude humor.
Much as he did with his last visit to the world kicked off with ‘Clerks’ in 1994 – that would be 2019’s ‘Jay and Silent Bob Reboot’ – this is Smith taking stock of his output. And even more directly than ‘Reboot’, ‘Clerks III’ serves as the director turning the clock back to where it all began, the Quick Stop convenience store at which he made the original ‘Clerks’ and a full return for the characters who populate it. His trademark mix of pop cultural references and sex jokes is present and correct, but this time he also leavens with a healthy mix of heart… in more ways than one.