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You can take the clerks out of the Quick Stop, but you just can't take the Quick Stop out of the clerks as Dante (Brian O'Halloran) and Randall (Jeff Anderson) prove in this long-awaited sequel to Kevin Smith's breakthrough comedy. Years after we last saw them, Dante is still toiling behind the counter at a New Jersey convenience store and Randall is still annoying customers at the video shop next door -- or at least they are until a fire burns down the strip mall, forcing Dante and Randall to look for work. Times are tough, and the guys find themselves embracing the ultimate… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63%

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"While the film is rude and raucous throughout, it doesn't have a bad bone in its body, providing a joyous, celebratory swansong for the beloved characters."
‑ Chris Tilly, Time Out
"I like these characters a lot."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"What's truly unforgivable is the willful regression"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Clerks II will resonate with viewers in Smith's age range (mid-thirties) in a way that goes beyond comedy."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"Deliberately disgusting, scatological, profane and vulgar, which makes this critic a bit embarrassed to admit that he found himself frequently laughing out loud at such offensive and obscene material."
‑ Kam Williams, Upstage Magazine
"Clerks II strikes its deepest chords when it appeals to the emotional security of a passionately provincial status quo."
‑ Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
"Smith, an inherent optimist, has made a movie full of crude humor that also manages to explore the enduring qualities of friendship."
‑ Stephanie Zacharek, Salon.com
"More Empire than Jedi."
‑ Rob Nelson, Film Comment Magazine
"A listless sequel with the usual cast appearances and pop culture gags that drop like a deflated balloon."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"While Jay has always introduced Silent Bob as his "hetero life mate," it is actually Randall that is connected to Dante. It's obvious that he will miss his friend, and Anderson makes us miss him too."
‑ Michael A. Smith, Nolan's Pop Culture Review
"It has a more authentic everyday feel than a lot of movies. But it's also very talky and philosophical for a comedy, which would be okay, except the philosophy is kind of shallow."
‑ Roger Ebert, Ebert & Roeper
"What [Smith] knows, better than anyone out there, is how rudely funny and deliriously self-deluding those types can be."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"Notably dubbed as the "gayest film ever" when it premiered at Cannes, "Clerks II" is nonetheless a slight improvement on Smith's original film."
‑ Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com
"Smith's attempt to get all introspective about growing up yields a plot that is at core rather mawkish and cliched - but when it comes to writing hilariously juvenile lines, he still has the old magic."
‑ Anton Bitel, Eye for Film
"...Probably the funniest film Smith has done since the original - it's chock full of childish humour and witty observations on pop-culture - but there's something real beneath all of that as well. Something, dare it be said, touching."
‑ Joe Utichi, FilmFocus
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