Mallrats Reviews

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August 8, 2019
How can a reviewer write about a movie that makes Dumb and Dumber seem like a Merchant-Ivory production?
February 3, 2004
May 20, 2003
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.
December 3, 2001
This sparky if flawed effort deserves re-evaluation.
February 13, 2001
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.
Top Critic
January 1, 2000
Smith has slicked up his follow-up vision of Slackerville USA, but the outcome is nowhere near as brash and original.
November 5, 2018
Smith manages to successfully subsume his slackers feel into a more cartoony aesthetic. And the mall ode-cum-satire, like with Clerks' convenience store, is brilliantly done.
April 20, 2014
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.
January 1, 2011
Typical Kevin Smith fare; not suitable for kids.
September 27, 2007
Almost everyone has lively things to say, the topics usually centering on the Kevin Smith triumvirate of sex, comics, and movies.
December 27, 2006
Ragged, messy, and flat, this is Kevin Smith's sophomore jinx; coming right after Clerks, it was a huge artistic and commercial flop
July 22, 2006
December 6, 2005
December 6, 2005
October 1, 2005
September 22, 2005
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.
January 30, 2005
January 27, 2005
October 15, 2004
How did Kevin Smith gain any fan base? This clunker made a bundle.
May 23, 2004
Fun, but the least of Smith's Jay and Silent Bob films.
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