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Clerks II (2006)

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63

Average Rating: 6.1/10
Reviews Counted: 159
Fresh: 100 | Rotten: 59

Clerks II dishes up much of the graphic humor and some of the insight that made the 1994 original a cult hit.

60

Average Rating: 6/10
Critic Reviews: 40
Fresh: 24 | Rotten: 16

Clerks II dishes up much of the graphic humor and some of the insight that made the 1994 original a cult hit.

audience

84

liked it
Average Rating: 3.7/5
User Ratings: 284,686

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Movie Info

The continuing tale of Dante and Randal, two slackers who find that life must change now that they are in their thirties, when it's time to grow up and do something more than just sit around, dissect pop culture and talk about sex.

R,

Drama, Comedy

Kevin Smith

Nov 28, 2006

$24.0M

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All Critics (170) | Top Critics (42) | Fresh (100) | Rotten (59) | DVD (23)

While the film is rude and raucous throughout, it doesn't have a bad bone in its body, providing a joyous, celebratory swansong for the beloved characters.

September 21, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
Time Out
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Clerks II strikes its deepest chords when it appeals to the emotional security of a passionately provincial status quo.

August 3, 2006
New York Observer
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It has a more authentic everyday feel than a lot of movies. But it's also very talky and philosophical for a comedy, which would be okay, except the philosophy is kind of shallow.

July 24, 2006 Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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I like these characters a lot.

July 24, 2006 Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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Smith, an inherent optimist, has made a movie full of crude humor that also manages to explore the enduring qualities of friendship.

July 24, 2006 Full Review Source: Salon.com
Salon.com
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What [Smith] knows, better than anyone out there, is how rudely funny and deliriously self-deluding those types can be.

July 21, 2006 Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger
Newark Star-Ledger
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What's truly unforgivable is the willful regression

August 30, 2009 Full Review Source: CinePassion
CinePassion

More Empire than Jedi.

August 21, 2009 Full Review Source: Film Comment Magazine
Film Comment Magazine

Notably dubbed as the "gayest film ever" when it premiered at Cannes, "Clerks II" is nonetheless a slight improvement on Smith's original film.

April 22, 2009 Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com | Comments (3)
ColeSmithey.com

Clerks II will resonate with viewers in Smith's age range (mid-thirties) in a way that goes beyond comedy.

July 30, 2007 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
eFilmCritic.com

A listless sequel with the usual cast appearances and pop culture gags that drop like a deflated balloon.

July 10, 2007 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed | Comments (3)
Cinema Crazed

Smith's attempt to get all introspective about growing up yields a plot that is at core rather mawkish and cliched - but when it comes to writing hilariously juvenile lines, he still has the old magic.

July 3, 2007 Full Review Source: Eye for Film
Eye for Film

Deliberately disgusting, scatological, profane and vulgar, which makes this critic a bit embarrassed to admit that he found himself frequently laughing out loud at such offensive and obscene material.

June 1, 2007 Full Review Source: Upstage Magazine
Upstage Magazine

While Jay has always introduced Silent Bob as his "hetero life mate," it is actually Randall that is connected to Dante. It's obvious that he will miss his friend, and Anderson makes us miss him too.

December 13, 2006 Full Review Source: Nolan's Pop Culture Review
Nolan's Pop Culture Review

...Probably the funniest film Smith has done since the original - it's chock full of childish humour and witty observations on pop-culture - but there's something real beneath all of that as well. Something, dare it be said, touching.

September 30, 2006 Full Review Source: FilmFocus

The laughs are still there.

September 23, 2006 Full Review Source: Guardian
Guardian

... as humorous as diphtheria.

September 22, 2006 Full Review Source: Daily Mirror [UK] | Comment (1)
Daily Mirror [UK]

Despite a handful of great jokes, this is ultimately disappointing - it's badly plotted, badly acted and occasionally downright embarrassing.

September 21, 2006 Full Review Source: ViewLondon
ViewLondon

...less profound than it is uneven, an intermittently satisfying mix.

August 31, 2006 Full Review
Denton Record Chronicle (TX)

Raunch only works well if there is an undercurrent of substance at hand to lift the bottom feeding. "Clerks II" has no problem plunging into its messy depths while also, somehow, generating a groundswell of affection for its messy characters.

August 30, 2006 Full Review Source: Bangor Daily News (Maine)
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

A film with both fart and heart, and is highly recommended for the willing and able.

August 25, 2006 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile
Urban Cinefile

The duds-to-gags ratio is way too high and the general aesthetic (visual and verbal) way too crummy.

August 23, 2006 Full Review Source: Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus

Yes, it's clunky, silly and often downright obscene. But there's a depth of character that makes it well worth seeing.

August 17, 2006 Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall
Shadows on the Wall

Smith's politically incorrect references are never malicious or fueled by anger.

August 14, 2006 Full Review
Atlantic City Weekly

The mildest and sweetest of the Jay and Silent Bob canon.

August 9, 2006 Full Review Source: Internet Reviews
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Audience Reviews for Clerks II

Clerks II may not be such a cult-like hit as its predecessor but it does heighten up the amount of obscenity, vulgarity and overall raunchiness. The film's obscure humor is over-the-top and story provides insight and somewhat sentiment to make this a more-than-decent sequel. 4/5
February 27, 2013
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer

Dispite being silly, Clerks 2 it's a great chance to see these unforgettable characters again and, oddly, finally growing up.
October 28, 2012
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

Smith's last great film (apparently) exceeded my expectations all around. Though not nearly as smart or witty as the original, it makes up for that with crude but hilarious dialogue and some great performances. The only problem is that like many films in the comedy drama, the hilarity wears off by the last 20 to 30 minutes.
November 20, 2011
Graham Jones

Super Reviewer

    1. Randal Graves: You're in the bestiality business, dude.
    2. Sexy Stud: Hey, Fucko, we like to call it inter-species erotica.
    – Submitted by Daniella G (18 months ago)
    1. Randal Graves: [to Dante] You're my best friend, and I love you... In a totally heterosexual way.
    2. Jay: [to Silent Bob] Yeah, right.
    – Submitted by Daniella G (18 months ago)
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