Jay and Silent Bob Reboot

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  • Fan-focused to a fault, Jay & Silent Bob Reboot tries to mock the same audience nostalgia it's mining -- and pulls it off often enough to satisfy the faithful.
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    Larushka Ivan-ZadehMetro (UK)
    Next stop, the Beavis and Butthead Reboot?
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    Ignatiy VishnevetskyAV Club
    Awkward and unfunny in exceptionally long stretches, Reboot probably won't turn his diehard fans against him. But it's unlikely to win him any new converts either. For that, there's Clerks, Mallrats, or Chasing Amy.
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    Simon AbramsRogerEbert.com
    The most uninspired and unfocused load of fan service that Smith has yet unleashed on his remaining hardcore audience.
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    David EhrlichindieWire
    A 3,000-mile drive that's almost entirely fueled by fan service...Smith basically just swings from cameo to cameo in the hopes that no one will care that his movie is short on actual scenes.
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    Owen GleibermanVariety
    Smith has every right to be older and wiser here, and "Jay and Silent Bob Reboot," with its gentle anarchy and not-quite-mock nostalgia, is a time-machine sequel that passes the time amiably enough.
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    Anton BitelProjected Figures
    Unifying not just the Askewniverse films (with an incredible array of cameos from their actors), but also the Marvel, DC and Star Wars universes, this is an odd coupling of sophisticated all-consuming postmodernism and defiantly unfunny puerility.
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    James CrootStuff.co.nz
    Scattershot, self-indulgent and sometimes sloppy it may be, but this Reboot is certainly never derivative or dull.
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    Evan DosseyMidwest Film Journal
    A lovely return to the big hearted, foul-mouthed kind of tale Smith biult his career on.
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    Jeremy JahnsJeremyJahns.com
    By the end, I got the feeling that Kevin Smith really has his foot in two generations and doesn't know where to commit.
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    Mike ScottTimes-Picayune
    It's got its irreverent laughs, but it's also slightly embarrassing, the sort of lazily written exercise in self-worship only a fan could truly love.
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