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Mallrats Reviews

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½ May 19, 2017
Jason Lee makes this movie. Kevin Smith's best work.
April 5, 2017
i love this movie so much
March 14, 2017
"That kid is back, on the escalator!" Man, I love this film oh so much. So quotable even after over 2 decades old! Not a lot of comedic gems out there like this one, Smiths writing is always top notch, witty & raunchy. Arguably Jason Lee's best performance, his character is catchy to any guy pretty much. Love it!
February 25, 2017
Funny take on the slacker mentality, growing up and relationships.
½ December 5, 2016
Not as good as Clerk's but still a fun nerdy film.
July 18, 2016
The Stan Lee cameo makes it worth it, but this is a textbook case of what happens when the studio funds you: bigger budget= creative compromise.
½ July 11, 2016
This and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back are definitely my favourite Kevin Smith movies. I don't understand the negativity towards this movie, considering that this was Smith's SECOND View Askewniverse movie, and helped make the world a WORLD at all, you know? Jason Lee and Jeremy London, as defensive and entitled they do seem, are very well-written and RELATABLE characters whose motives and decisions make sense, and you are genuinely rooting for them in the movie while shit happens offside in the mall. That being said, other than one or two jokes that fall down on their faces, there isn't anything I'd call unenjoyable about the film. I liked seeing Michael Rooker pre-Walking Dead fame as Jeremy London's girlfriend's dad. I liked the running gag of Silent Bob crashing into wherever Joey Lauren Adams was changing, that was hilarious. I liked Stan Lee's gratuitous cameo. There are just so many funny and enjoyable moments and there are times where Smith's dialogue feels very Taratinoish. Like you know it's not really going anywhere, but the characters are so lifelike and real that the movie just hooks you in based on that. Plus young Ben Affleck before Good Willing Hunting/Gigli/Dogma is so hilarious to see. A great movie.
½ June 20, 2016
You have to appreciate Kevin Smith movies to enjoy this movie, but if you do it's a great time. *Insert clever Brodie quote here
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½ June 17, 2016
Not only poorly directed and with an awful score, but most of the gags are painfully unfunny and most of the characters are painfully annoying in a stupid story that can't find any compelling reason to exist and is only a misfire that plods along with no sense of structure.
April 25, 2016
Mallrats could have done without the poorly written and executed slapstick humor. It adds little to the narrative and it brings the film's overall quality down. As per usual in Kevin Smith's filmography, though, the movie features some great banter and a heartfelt arc that puts a smile on your face.
April 9, 2016
Fun and entertaining...reminds me of the carefree days of ones youths, back when you could get away with silly youth antics. :-)
March 28, 2016
This film was so much better than Chasing Amy. Can't see how Chasing Amy gets such a good score and Mallrats doesn't.
½ March 25, 2016
What the hell took me so long to watch this?
½ March 8, 2016
Not as good as clerks but almost as funny. Mallrats was an insane comedy that stars Earl Hickey himself Jason Lee and man is he funny in this. Top it all off with an amazing Stan Lee cameo and you've got yourself a great movie
March 2, 2016
Great prequel to the hit "Clerks." T. S and Brodie are the two clowns in this film, giving us a mall version of the original. We also get to see Jay and Silent Bob in color(although, in the music video for "Can't Even Tell" by Soul Asylum they appear in color).
½ January 22, 2016
Doesn't fully hold up today, but it's still one of Kevin Smiths more likable hang out movies. Also Jason Lee as Brodie was a great casting choice and the movie wouldn't be the same without him.
½ January 17, 2016
Mallrats is Kevin Smith's most underrated film and was underappreciated upon release. Thankfully these days it's looked upon as a masterpiece, that it is!
½ January 3, 2016
entertaining dialogue but overall shitty plot
½ November 21, 2015
Excruciating "comedy" about a group of friends walking and talking inside of a mall...that's it. Inert, never funny, always depressing to watch. Smith himself disowned it, and apologized with CHASING AMY, a vastly superior film. Apology accepted.
½ November 11, 2015
Not smiths best story. Almost redeemed by Jason lee though. Very decent comedic performance.
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