Clerks II (2006)



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

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.

Rating: R (for pervasive sexual and crude content including aberrant sexuality, strong language and some drug material)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Kevin Smith
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 28, 2006
Box Office: $24.0M


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as Randal Graves

as Silent Bob

as Lance

as Gawking Guy

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as Elias' Mom

as Elias' Dad

as Hobbit Lover

as Diner No. 1

as Diner No. 2

as Customer No. 1

as Customer No. 2

as Tumbling Customer

as Sexy Stud

as Kid in Window

as Fireman

as Bank Manager

as Pack-o-Smokes Guy

as Milk Maid

as Dancer

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Critic Reviews for Clerks II

All Critics (171) | Top Critics (42)

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.

Full Review… | September 21, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

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
Top Critic

The emetic outpouring of buddy love in the last reel deserves the adults-only certificate that the rest narrowly escapes.

Full Review… | May 15, 2015
Financial Times

What's truly unforgivable is the willful regression

Full Review… | August 30, 2009

More Empire than Jedi.

Full Review… | August 21, 2009
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.

Full Review… | April 22, 2009

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

Eugene Bernabe
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.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer


People like to come down hard on this as being nothing more than fraudulent and unnecessary, and I don't think that's very fair. It's not the same movie done over again. If it had been, then I would say yes, but no. They do manage to pull off something different, and it isn't just simply a bunch of talking heads like it was the first time around (even though I enjoy that film). Clerks II manages to surpass its predecessor in nearly every way. Not only is it a much better made film, it's also more emotionally-involving and relatable, even more so than the first time around. My only real problem is that Kevin Smith's wife has a central role in the movie. Everybody comes off very well, except for her, and she's just a poor actress who gets to be in front of the camera because her husband is directing it, ala Rob Zombie and Sheri Moon Zombie. It's not vital, but it does stand out, as does her atrociously-delivered dialogue. Other than that, this is a fantastic sequel.

Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer

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