Clerks II Reviews

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Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
May 15, 2015
The emetic outpouring of buddy love in the last reel deserves the adults-only certificate that the rest narrowly escapes.
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
August 30, 2009
What's truly unforgivable is the willful regression
Rob Nelson
Film Comment Magazine
August 21, 2009
More Empire than Jedi.
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
April 22, 2009
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 | Original Score: D+
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
July 30, 2007
Clerks II will resonate with viewers in Smith's age range (mid-thirties) in a way that goes beyond comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
July 10, 2007
Smith's "edge" is noticeably MIA in his cash-in-er-sequel, and it shows painfully.
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film
July 3, 2007
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Kam Williams
Upstage Magazine
June 1, 2007
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
December 13, 2006
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Joe Utichi
FilmFocus
September 30, 2006
...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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
September 23, 2006
The laughs are still there.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
September 22, 2006
... as humorous as diphtheria.
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Chris Tilly
Time Out
September 21, 2006
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.
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
September 21, 2006
Despite a handful of great jokes, this is ultimately disappointing - it's badly plotted, badly acted and occasionally downright embarrassing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Todd Jorgenson
Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
August 31, 2006
...less profound than it is uneven, an intermittently satisfying mix.
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
August 30, 2006
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
August 25, 2006
A film with both fart and heart, and is highly recommended for the willing and able.
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
August 23, 2006
The duds-to-gags ratio is way too high and the general aesthetic (visual and verbal) way too crummy.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
August 17, 2006
Yes, it's clunky, silly and often downright obscene. But there's a depth of character that makes it well worth seeing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
August 14, 2006
Smith's politically incorrect references are never malicious or fueled by anger.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.4/4
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