• R, 1 hr. 37 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Kevin Smith
    In Theaters:
    Jul 21, 2006 Wide
    On DVD:
    Nov 28, 2006
  • MGM
  • Clerks II
    2 minutes 2 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008

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Clerks II Reviews

Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 2/5

May 13, 2009
Bob Mondello
NPR.org
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October 18, 2008
Chris Tilly
Time Out
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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 Source: Time Out

September 21, 2006
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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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
Roger Ebert
Ebert & Roeper
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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.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

July 24, 2006
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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I like these characters a lot.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

July 24, 2006
Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
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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.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

July 24, 2006

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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July 22, 2006
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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What [Smith] knows, better than anyone out there, is how rudely funny and deliriously self-deluding those types can be.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 3/4

July 21, 2006
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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Not that Butch and Sundance (or even Harold and Kumar) are going to sweat their place in the buddy movie hall of fame.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

July 21, 2006
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
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Though Clerks II is in color, the acting is just as amateurish and the directing just as awkward as the black-and-white original. Dawson gives the only competent performance, and only Becky and the abused donkey are sympathetic characters.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 21, 2006
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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All is well with the Clerks world when these stoners take the screen... and prove that guys can grow old and stay immature forever.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

July 21, 2006
Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
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Whatever your expectations, they will almost certainly be exceeded by Smith's hilarious and creative return to low-budget cinema.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

July 21, 2006
Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
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They say you can't go home again, but writer-director Kevin Smith didn't get the memo.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

July 21, 2006
Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
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While it's the sadness of the aging geek that resonates most potently throughout Clerks II, the movie itself is far too glib to let anything that bleak get close enough to the surface to bubble over and stain the counter.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 1/4

July 21, 2006
Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
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Though it will be of little interest to anyone who has never seen its predecessor, Clerks II should delight Smith's fans.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 3/4

July 21, 2006
Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
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Clerks II is neither the best nor the worst installment in Smith's Jersey-centric 'askewniverse,' but fans will find plenty to feed their obsession.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 21, 2006
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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For casual fans of writer-director Kevin Smith, his new film, Clerks II, feels a little like the new Pirates of the Caribbean -- a similar wet fizzle of a sequel for sequel's sake -- but what do we know?

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

July 21, 2006
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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If you're a fan of Clerks... then you'll probably want to see Clerks II.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B

July 21, 2006
Tom Long
Detroit News
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Clerks II is dumb. Clerks II is brilliant. Clerks II is a rehash. Clerks II is surprisingly fresh. Clerks II will disappoint you at the same time that it keeps you fully entertained.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: B-

July 21, 2006
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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Clerks II is not a return to the roots. It's just a cartoonish trip in the way-back machine outfitted with a questionable moral.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 2/4

July 21, 2006
Michael Booth
Denver Post
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Clerks II repeats all the charms and flaws of the original with a far less forgivable outcome, since Smith is now in a position to do far better.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 2/4

July 21, 2006
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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You have to wonder how long Smith plans to hang out in front of the big-screen Quick Stop, telling the same kind of jokes and copping the same old attitudes.

| Original Score: C

July 21, 2006
Bill Zwecker
Chicago Sun-Times
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OK, Kevin Smith. All is forgiven. Obviously, Jersey Girl was just a silly aberration. You not only have not lost your comedic touch -- you've taken it to new heights.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 21, 2006
Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader
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Kevin Smith's sequel to his 1994 indie classic about two aimless New Jersey buddies is as dead-end as their jobs.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

July 21, 2006
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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Has Kevin Smith gone soft?

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 21, 2006
Nathan Rabin
AV Club
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... Clerks II is mostly appealing in its familiarity, from the rat-a-tat cussing to the cameos from Smith's repertory company to the extended riffing on Star Wars and geek culture.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B-

July 21, 2006
Scott Bowles
USA Today
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Kevin Smith has grown up, even if his films haven't. That might explain why Clerks II can't quite decide how old it wants to act.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2/4

July 20, 2006
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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Smith is able to revert to his low-budget origins and strike a genuine sequel.

July 20, 2006
Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
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I don't think Smith could have made a worse movie if he tried, and keep in mind, I've seen Jersey Girl.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 1/5

July 20, 2006
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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What makes Clerks II both winning and (somewhat unexpectedly) moving is its fidelity to the original Clerks ethic of hanging out, talking trash and refusing all worldly ambition.

| Original Score: 3.5/5

July 20, 2006
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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Clerks II finds Smith up to the profane, raunchy, profoundly humanist mischief of which he alone is the master.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

July 20, 2006
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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For a guy who will evermore be associated with slackers, Kevin Smith is quite the dynamo.

| Original Score: 3/4

July 20, 2006
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Here the storytelling, Smith's great strength, is 90 percent riff and 10 percent theme. Shouldn't the characters be more memorable than the punch lines?

| Original Score: 2/4

July 20, 2006
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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Clerks II is more sentimental and ruder than its predecessor, though its brand of raunch tends to curdle halfway out of the characters' mouths.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 20, 2006
Alexa Weibel
Newsday
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The slackers of Clerks have lost their wiseass flannel-shirted charm in Kevin Smith's feeble attempt to translate his day-in-the-life-of '90s cult film to 2006.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 1/4

July 20, 2006
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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Smith won't win any new converts with Clerks II, but he'll satisfy the devoted core audience.

Full Review Source: Associated Press

July 20, 2006
Bob Townsend
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Clerks II brings Smith back to his roots, and his strengths as a writer-director.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: B

July 20, 2006
Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
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This movie put a broad smile on my face, virtually from the start.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

July 20, 2006
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Despite not achieving the level of the original...this is the most amusing comedy to arrive in months.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

July 20, 2006
Robert Wilonsky
Village Voice
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Smith's heart is in it, but it's sort of a broken heart now; Clerks II feels as though it was made by a man who needs a change but isn't permitted to make one.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

July 18, 2006
Justin Chang
Variety
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If Clerks II doesn't have quite the scabrous kick of its predecessor, the chance to revisit a classic premise must have renewed the writer in Smith, whose banter here often achieves a sharpness and quality.

Full Review Source: Variety

May 30, 2006
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