Clerks Reviews

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 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.
January 1, 2000
A collegiate and post-collegiate laugh fest.
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.
January 1, 2000
Clerks is so utterly authentic that its heroes have never heard of their generation.
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.
October 19, 1994