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Mallrats Reviews

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
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.
January 1, 2000
The fatal flaw in plotting the material is that we don't care.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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, 2000
Between the routines and retorts, there's a lot of narrative dead air -- and far too many new guests.
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
A disjointed but infectious series of comic vignettes, toilet humor, practical jokes, sight gags, even a sort of grunge variation on Keystone Kops slapstick.
January 1, 2000
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 20, 1995
Full Review | Original Score: B