Convenience and video store clerks Dante (Brian O'Halloran) and Randal (Jeff Anderson) are sharp-witted, potty-mouthed … and bored out of their minds. So in between needling customers, the counter jockeys play hockey on the roof, visit a funeral home and deal with their love lives. Produced on a shoestring budget by director Kevin Smith, this classic indie comedy won awards at both the Sundance and Cannes film festivals.
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Rotten Tomatoes: Fresh 63%
Critics' score: 88   Audience score: 89   Rotten Tomatoes page
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Clerks is so utterly authentic that its heroes have never heard of their generation. full review

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

At 24, Smith also knows something about casting. Using a mixture of stage actors and novices, he's found the right ensemble tone to make Clerks seem as spontaneous as it needs to be.

John Hartl,

A buoyant, bleakly funny comedy chronicling a day's worth of activity at two adjoining stores. full review

Janet Maslin, New York Times

A hoot one moment, a hiss the next, the film is about as even as a city road after a hard winter. But the script's sheer vigour sees us through. full review

Rick Groen, Globe and Mail

A collegiate and post-collegiate laugh fest. full review

Desson Thomson, Washington Post

Amateurishly acted, clumsily edited and slapped together out of what looks like surveillance camera footage, the thing bumps along not so much on talent as on audacity. full review

Hal Hinson, Washington Post

The film looks no more expensive than it was; some of the acting (by local nonprofessionals) is spectacularly amateurish; the story is a series of anecdotes about hockey, shopping and loving the one you're with. But it's worth loitering in this shop.

Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine
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  • Release Year: 1994
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Runtime: 92 min
  • Available From: Jun 01, 2011
  • Queued by: 2853 people
Directed By
Kevin Smith
Brian O'Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Marilyn Ghigliotti, Lisa Spoonauer, Jason Mewes

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