Clerks

Clerks

Clerks

The independent, black and white buddy comedy that launched writer-director Kevin Smith. Famously made for just $US 27,000 and grossed over $3 million in cinemas. Follows sharp-mouthed convenience and video store clerks Dante (Brian O'Halloran) and Randal (Jeff Anderson). Bored out of their brains, between needling customers, the counter jockeys play hockey on the roof, visit a funeral home, and deal with their love lives.

1994Rating: R18+92 minsUSA
Comedy
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Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

press

Rough around the edges, it's humor decidedly sophomoric in parts. But that's part of its charm.

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Within the limitations of his bare-bones production, Smith shows great invention, a natural feel for human comedy, and a knack for writing weird, sometimes brilliant, dialogue. Read full review

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Smith's script simply crackles with an endless succession of humorous gags and on-the-ball observations while Anderson's brilliant performance as the shop assistant from hell is worthy of a film 100 times as expensive.

4.0
Variety

Variety

press

A randy, irreverent, slice-of-life no-budgeter that's played for laughs and gets them.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Though the politically incorrect language is tough enough to have earned Clerks an initial NC-17 rating (re-rated R on appeal), its exuberance gives it an alive and kicking feeling that is welcome and rare.

Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

press

Rough around the edges, it's humor decidedly sophomoric in parts. But that's part of its charm.

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Within the limitations of his bare-bones production, Smith shows great invention, a natural feel for human comedy, and a knack for writing weird, sometimes brilliant, dialogue. Read full review

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Smith's script simply crackles with an endless succession of humorous gags and on-the-ball observations while Anderson's brilliant performance as the shop assistant from hell is worthy of a film 100 times as expensive.

4.0
Variety

Variety

press

A randy, irreverent, slice-of-life no-budgeter that's played for laughs and gets them.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Though the politically incorrect language is tough enough to have earned Clerks an initial NC-17 rating (re-rated R on appeal), its exuberance gives it an alive and kicking feeling that is welcome and rare.

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