Mallrats Reviews

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.
January 1, 2000
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
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
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.
January 1, 2000
The fatal flaw in plotting the material is that we don't care.
October 20, 1995