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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. Reviewed by: Mark Bell
    100
    Ultimately, Smith finally achieves that perfect balance between humor and heart that he's been dancing towards with all his films.
  2. 80
    Clerks II finds Smith up to the profane, raunchy, profoundly humanist mischief of which he alone is the master. This is a lewd, lascivious, exhilaratingly life-affirming celebration of misfits and the misfits who love them.
  3. Dawson turns out to be a necessary ingredient, propelling the emotional core of the film forward, while somehow convincing the audience that a smart, attractive woman could find a schlub like Dante desirable.
  4. Reviewed by: Justin Chang
    70
    A softer, flabbier and considerably higher-budgeted follow-up to Kevin Smith's 1994 indie sensation that nevertheless packs enough riotous exchanges and pungent sexual obscenities to make its 97 minutes pass by with ease.
  5. Reviewed by: Michael Phillips
    63
    More sentimental and ruder than its predecessor, though its brand of raunch tends to curdle halfway out of the characters' mouths.
  6. 63
    If not precisely poetic in its elaborate offensiveness, it's certainly imaginative. Unfortunately, that's not the same as interesting or engaging, unless you're a dyed-in-the-wool fan.
  7. Reviewed by: Robert Wilonsky
    40
    Clerks II can't bear the strain of its amateur-hour theatrics, no matter how big its heart or how many crocodile tears it manages to squirt. The dramatic moments become melodramatic; the bawdy moments turn icky. The fans will eat it up.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 61
  2. Negative: 8 out of 61
  1. Feb 24, 2011
    10
    I love this movie!! The first Clerks is great and this one is better than the original. Love all the jokes and love the new concept of working the recurring Mooby's. What handicap, the guy is in a wheelchair Collapse
  2. Feb 23, 2011
    7
    a good movie that is funny but not as good as the first . the donkey show thing definitly should have been left out . randal though seems to be spot on and what id imagine him to be 10+ years later. Expand
  3. Sep 7, 2011
    6
    This one made me laugh harder than it's predecessor, but less often. I feel like the artistic vision of the first movie was lost for more of gross-out comedy. Like I said, it did make me laugh, and it was worth the watch, but it's what you should expect from a sequel of a classic. Expand
  4. Jun 12, 2011
    5
    I really feel that Kevin Smith is over rated as a director. I liked Chasing Amy, dogma and mall rats but the clerks movie just don't do it for me. Its just to much potty humor for my taste. Expand

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