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Mallrats Reviews

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January 1, 2000
The fatal flaw in plotting the material is that we don't care.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 1, 2000
Despite a broad range of effective comedy and a decent laugh-per-minute ratio, Mallrats is likely to be a moderate disappointment for anyone who guffawed their way through the previous film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
It's second not only in sequence, but a distant also-ran in quality, too.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
August 22, 2002
| Original Score: 1/5
January 1, 2000
Between the routines and retorts, there's a lot of narrative dead air -- and far too many new guests.
August 22, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
October 15, 2004
How did Kevin Smith gain any fan base? This clunker made a bundle.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 1/4
September 29, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
April 4, 2003
Kevin Smith's weakest film, and a guilty pleasure among his fans, but a movie that I found to be very rhythmless and flat.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
A complete misfire.
January 1, 2000
Misfired attempt at GenX comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 1, 2000
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
There are some funny bits of business along the way, but they are invariably undercut by uneven performances, gags that fall flat and a mean-spirited tone. In the end, this one leaves an extremely sour aftertaste.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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.
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 13, 2004
Sophomoric silliness.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2011
Typical Kevin Smith fare; not suitable for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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