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Clerks Reviews

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
June 10, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
A buoyant, bleakly funny comedy chronicling a day's worth of activity at two adjoining stores.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
A collegiate and post-collegiate laugh fest.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Clerks is so utterly authentic that its heroes have never heard of their generation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Amateurishly acted, clumsily edited and slapped together out of what looks like surveillance camera footage, the thing bumps along not so much on talent as on audacity.
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
January 1, 2000
The film looks no more expensive than it was; some of the acting (by local nonprofessionals) is spectacularly amateurish; the story is a series of anecdotes about hockey, shopping and loving the one you're with. But it's worth loitering in this shop.
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John Hartl
Film.com
January 1, 2000
At 24, Smith also knows something about casting. Using a mixture of stage actors and novices, he's found the right ensemble tone to make Clerks seem as spontaneous as it needs to be.
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Entertainment Weekly
October 19, 1994
Full Review | Original Score: B