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Clerks II Reviews

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
July 20, 2006
If you go in simply expecting the movie to be better than Jersey Girl, you're not likely to be disappointed -- but you won't be blown away, either.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
May 13, 2009
| Original Score: 2/5
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
July 26, 2006
...Lewdness for lewdness sake...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Ebert
Ebert & Roeper
July 24, 2006
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.
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
July 20, 2006
Smith's commentary track for the new "Road House" DVD is riotous -- it's got more laughs than his past two films combined.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Fernando F. Croce
August 30, 2009
What's truly unforgivable is the willful regression
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
July 21, 2006
The patchy work of a director stuck in an uncomfortable purgatory between his old-school comedic crassness and newfound dramatic mushiness.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
July 21, 2006
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
Cole Smithey
April 22, 2009
Notably dubbed as the "gayest film ever" when it premiered at Cannes, "Clerks II" is nonetheless a slight improvement on Smith's original film.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
May 15, 2015
The emetic outpouring of buddy love in the last reel deserves the adults-only certificate that the rest narrowly escapes.
David Cornelius
July 26, 2006
It's a horrible sequel, on par with, say, Caddyshack II in terms of desperation and comic failure.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
July 10, 2007
Smith's "edge" is noticeably MIA in his cash-in-er-sequel, and it shows painfully.
Michael Ferraro
Film Threat
July 23, 2006
Just like the new Star Wars trilogy before it, my youth has been raped once more by another large man sporting a beard. Thankfully this one doesn't wear flannel.
| Original Score: 1/5
Willie Waffle
July 21, 2006
has a huge been-there-done-that factor as Smith tries to recreate the magic of the original
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Danny Minton
Beaumont Journal
July 20, 2006
I like trashy humor, but there is not much here to chuckle at.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
July 20, 2006
... more of the same, with just a hint of soul searching between the pop-culture wrestling matches and scatological tirades.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Susan Granger
July 23, 2006
Tasteless, toxic re-hash of the original
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
July 20, 2006
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
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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
July 20, 2006
I don't think Smith could have made a worse movie if he tried, and keep in mind, I've seen Jersey Girl.
| Original Score: 1/5
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Scott Bowles
USA Today
July 20, 2006
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 | Original Score: 2/4
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