• R, 1 hr. 35 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Kevin Smith
    In Theaters:
    Oct 20, 1995 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jul 18, 2000
  • MCA Universal Home Video


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Mallrats Reviews

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Brian Orndorf

Retains enough Smith-isms to help navigate all potholes in execution. Flawed, yes, but Mallrats has its charms when it isn't shoving its hand up its own hindquarters.

Full Review Source: Blu-ray.com | Original Score: B

April 20, 2014
Alex Orner
Common Sense Media

Typical Kevin Smith fare; not suitable for kids.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 4/5

January 1, 2011
Rob Gonsalves

Almost everyone has lively things to say, the topics usually centering on the Kevin Smith triumvirate of sex, comics, and movies.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 4/5

September 27, 2007
Emanuel Levy

Ragged, messy, and flat, this is Kevin Smith's sophomore jinx; coming right after Clerks, it was a huge artistic and commercial flop

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: C-

December 27, 2006
Scott Weinberg
DVD Clinic

There must be a helluva lot of Mallrats fans out there, and I feel pretty confident in saying that they'll pretty much adore this new DVD edition.

Full Review Source: DVD Clinic | Original Score: 3.5/5

September 22, 2005
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

How did Kevin Smith gain any fan base? This clunker made a bundle.

| Original Score: 1/5

October 15, 2004
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Fun, but the least of Smith's Jay and Silent Bob films.

| Original Score: 3/5

May 23, 2004
Michael Dequina
Movie Poop Shoot

Sophomoric silliness.

Full Review Source: Movie Poop Shoot | Original Score: 1/4

January 13, 2004
Fred Topel

Underrated Kevin Smith. Lots of inside jokes, background gags and smart dialogue.

| Original Score: 4/5

July 14, 2003
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

Of the 2,818 movies I've seen, never have I witnessed a greater comedic performance than that of Jason Lee in Mallrats, and I doubt I ever will.

Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 4/4

May 22, 2003
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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Mallrats mixes clever bits and an appealing quirkiness (which goes a long way) with gross-out practical jokes, needless repetition and obvious padding, since it has no real plot.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

May 20, 2003
Blake Davis
KFOR Channel 4 News

Kevin Smith's weakest film, and a guilty pleasure among his fans, but a movie that I found to be very rhythmless and flat.

| Original Score: 2/5

April 4, 2003
Kevin Fiddler
Henderson Home News (Henderson, NV)

Snoogins! One of the funniest movies of all time!

| Original Score: 5/5

February 18, 2003
James Rocchi

Mallrats enlived by Jason Lee's stellar performance.

Full Review Source: Netflix | Original Score: 3.5/5

November 7, 2002
Christine James
Boxoffice Magazine

A surprisingly clever and hilariously bizarre take on the Gen-X teen experience.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 3.5/5

June 5, 2002
Danny Graydon

This sparky if flawed effort deserves re-evaluation.

Full Review Source: BBC.com | Original Score: 3/5

December 3, 2001
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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If the Sundance Institute or the AFI ever offers a course advising directors of successful first films what to avoid the second time around, Mallrats could be at the heart of the curriculum.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times

February 13, 2001
Christopher Null

It's second not only in sequence, but a distant also-ran in quality, too.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 2.5/5

January 1, 2000
Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Examiner

A complete misfire.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Examiner

January 1, 2000
JoBlo's Movie Emporium

Fans of Kevin Smith should check it out for fun, but others should watch it only if they enjoy well-written dialogue, comic books and movie references galore!

Full Review Source: JoBlo's Movie Emporium | Original Score: 6/10

January 1, 2000
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