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: R1892 minsUSA
Comedy

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Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

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

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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.

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Variety

Variety

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

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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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