Clerks Reviews

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July 26, 2019
At his best, [Kevin] Smith captures the zeitgeist of an era and becomes the voice of a generation.
September 7, 2011
June 10, 2008
May 20, 2003
A buoyant, bleakly funny comedy chronicling a day's worth of activity at two adjoining stores.
April 12, 2002
A hoot one moment, a hiss the next, the film is about as even as a city road after a hard winter. But the script's sheer vigour sees us through.
December 10, 2001
An episodic, dialogue-heavy picture shot in black and white, Clerks is nevertheless remarkably cinematic.
January 29, 2019
This remains Smith's masterpiece, and demands our attention 25 years after its premiere, just as it did when it released.
November 5, 2018
still such a treat to watch over twenty years later, is through its ingenious snapshot of small-town Americana and the inertia of Generation Xers.
November 28, 2009
There's no denying the raw and energetic feel Smith created with a memorable script, great characters and a genuine sense of Gen X angst.
November 23, 2009
an exemplar of what can happen when the stars align and someone's home movie can help foment a revolution
November 21, 2009
Clerks remains a defining debut, a symbolic shot into the darkened domain of legitimate moviemaking.
November 16, 2009
The extras are sweet, but Clerks's low-budget ugliness is a questionable fit for Blu-ray.
July 23, 2006
...the film's inherent deficiencies are generally overshadowed by the distinctly earnest vibe.
July 22, 2006
July 22, 2006
June 1, 2006
Smith dogpiles absurdity and obscenity on top of each other. The dullness of the dead-end jobs is brightened by bizarre bits--a fat guy asking for softer toilet paper, drops dead on the toilet.
December 6, 2005
Kevin Smith actually pulled it off.
May 21, 2005
January 21, 2005
It comes from bad stock, curses like a longshoreman and doesn't bring a gift. Nevertheless, it's the life of the party.
September 15, 2004
The black and white photography helps add an air of immortality to the film.
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