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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Stupid and funny
This film is excellent, and it's easy to see why Kevin Smith and his J and Silent Bob characters are such cult figures. Very funny from start to finish.
Top performances from pretty much everyone. Jason Lee has had a good few major films under his belt now (Almost Famous, Vanilla Sky for example), but he really shines as the hilarious comic-book obsessed Brodie. Jay...
Published on 25 Feb 2002

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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars blu-ray disc not the film
Big fan of Mallrats; one of the few, it would seem, who saw it in the cinema. Have bought more than one version on DVD, including the alternative cut and even bought it on HD-DVD.

This disc is a "vanilla" disc, in the extreme. Perhaps because of the fact that the cover used was not the same as the original awful R2 dvd release I thought this might at least have...
Published on 11 July 2012 by stephen d coyle


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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Stupid and funny, 25 Feb 2002
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This review is from: Mallrats [DVD] (DVD)
This film is excellent, and it's easy to see why Kevin Smith and his J and Silent Bob characters are such cult figures. Very funny from start to finish.
Top performances from pretty much everyone. Jason Lee has had a good few major films under his belt now (Almost Famous, Vanilla Sky for example), but he really shines as the hilarious comic-book obsessed Brodie. Jay and Silent Bob turn in, as usual, a highly amusing performance, with imitating quotes galore. Joey Lauren Adams is excellent as the blonde bimbo, and Claire Forlani is just as good as the pressured "daddy's girl". Ben Affleck debuts and is the subject of much mockery as the giant bully who proceeds to terrorise Lee and steal his girlfriend, Shannon Doherty. But Jeremy London is poor - in fact, even though he's the main character the viewer ends up getting annoyed with his introspectiveness.
The DVD extras are lame. Unless you're a DVD perfectionist there's no real difference between the VHS and DVD extras.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Say, Would YOU Like a Chocolate Covered Pretzel?, 14 Mar 2004
If you only learn one thing in life let it be this: Critics do't always get it right. Go with your feelings as to wether you will enjoy something and you will probably be correct. Critics HATED this film,and yey here it is still selling 10 years later. Kevin Smith is a genius in my book, but had I listened to those damn critics I may never have realised as he still gets very little coveage in the UK. I love this kind of thing! The humour is so sharp and the film is like a cartoon or comic. Check this out and enjoy.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best, 11 Nov 2003
This review is from: Mallrats [DVD] (DVD)
This films proves that a great film can be done on the smallest of budgets. Simplicty in its self. The best film of the lot and one of the best ever made.
Jason Lee is the funniest guy on the planet!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars IF YOU DON'T ALREADY OWN THIS FILM BUY IT NOW!, 31 Mar 2003
This review is from: Mallrats [DVD] (DVD)
This film is another masterpiece in comedy by Kevin Smith.
The story of mallrats centres around 2 friends - T.S & Broadie, who have both recently been dumped by their girlfriends, while T.S is desperate to get his girl back Broadie is to arrogant to admit he wants his back 2. Broadie takes T.S to the mall to help them forget about their estranged loved ones but this is where their epic quest to get their girlfriends back begins with hilarious consequences, enlisting the help of the infamous Jay and Silent Bob along the way. This film is a rollin on the floor laugh out loud comedy maybe not quite as funny as Smith's Jay and Silent Bob strike back but still up their with the funniest comedys of all time. Buy it now its great!...................oh its a sailboat(insider joke) you'll have 2 buy the movie to get it
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Profane but Hilarious, 3 Oct 2003
This review is from: Mallrats [DVD] (DVD)
With Clerks, Kevin Smith managed to transcend his low budget to produce a film that relied on script more than special effects - and Mallrats is much the same. Obviously the budget was increased from Smith's debut outing, though not to the usual stellar Hollywood levels. Once again he relies on his (very sharp) script and sympathetic but funny characters - Jason Lee is a stand-out as the acerbic Brodie. Obviously it wouldn't be part of the View Askew-niverse without ever-presents Jay and Silent Bob, and the pair are present and correct in Mallrats.
Many people call Mallrats inferior to Clerks (possibly), others call it a bad movie (definitely not).
I think that Mallrats has a brilliant script, hilarious scenarios springing up from a relatively mundane basic premise, and a whole host of memorable and funny characters. The acting is (on the whole......TS) excellent, and if you can look past the - admittedly prolific - profanity, there is an excellent film here.
A particular treat for those who have also watched other films in the series (e.g. Clerks, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back).
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars blu-ray disc not the film, 11 July 2012
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Big fan of Mallrats; one of the few, it would seem, who saw it in the cinema. Have bought more than one version on DVD, including the alternative cut and even bought it on HD-DVD.

This disc is a "vanilla" disc, in the extreme. Perhaps because of the fact that the cover used was not the same as the original awful R2 dvd release I thought this might at least have the extras available on R1 DVD (if not the extended cut). Wrong. No "featurettes", no deleted scenes, no 10th anniversary goodies, no extended cut (no surprise) but worst of all no commentary! Yes, no commentary. No English (or any) words on the menu, for example to select chapters you choose the symbol that looks like an open book.

Picture is sharper, colours are richer and the DTS-HD sound is an improvement but that is the absolute minimum I expect from a blu-ray hi-def release.

A wasted opportunity.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars kevin smith is some kind of god, 20 Oct 2003
This review is from: Mallrats [DVD] (DVD)
this movie is awesome. it is so much more than the no-brainer comedies seen so often in this day and age. the many in-jokes reference the other movies made by kevin smith, and so they are all worth watching. the only faults i can find are that several scenes were cut for the Uk release of the film, and so several jokes and references do not make sense, as they refer to incidents not included in the movie. also, the acting is dire from brandy's father. however, the fast paced, tongue in cheek humour, combined with jay and silent bob makes this movie one of the best comedies in years. buy it
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Kevin Smith Film Ever?, 20 May 2003
This review is from: Mallrats [DVD] (DVD)
I view this film as an aquired taste. If you like Kevin Smith, you will Love this film, as it is by far his best work. The story is both chaotic yet at the same time seamless. Everything that happens in this movie has some purpose. This also fields Jason Lee's best ever role in the form Brodie, the self obbsessed annoying geek you can't help but love. He is constantly given reason to hate him yet it seems to add depth to his character. it also comes packed with cameos from Kevin Smith's buddies, such as Ben Affleck.Much better than any of his other work, all hail Kevin Smith
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4.0 out of 5 stars Say Something Silent Bob!, 6 Mar 2003
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This review is from: Mallrats [VHS] (VHS Tape)
After the unbelievable success of Black & White independent wonder 'Clerks', Writer/ Director/ Actor/ Comic-Shop owner Kevin Smith was in no doubt to hit back with another cutting observational satire, based around a handful of teenage outcasts brushed out by society, bettering his earlier endeavour and he did admirably.
When T.S. breaks up with girlfriend Brandi shortly before they were due to depart for a romantic trip for two to Disneyland, Florida where the luckless T.S. was to propose when "Jaws pops out of the water" things begin to go staggeringly wrong. Messing up plans for her father's game show when he inadvertently kills the shows guest, daughter Brandi steps up and agrees to take part to keep her boyfriend in the clear. Angry and desperate to end another one of their arguments, Brandi dumps T.S. who quickly seeks comfort in the company of loud friend Brodie who was also recently dumped by his girlfriend Rene. Uniting at the mall to seek guidance in their hours of darkness, Brodie is faced with one of his darkest enemy's, namely a wannabe high-flyer of clothes shop 'Fashionable Male' called Shannon, who finds pleasure in annoying the comic-collecting fan-boy Brodie in anyway he can. This later ends up with an exceedingly side-splitting climax. While the two are there, they meet up with stoners Jay & Silent Bob who agree to wreck the game show 'Truth or Date' which is fortunately also taking part in the mall later on into the evening. Along the way we meet nymphomaniac Gwen, a young sexual-know-all called Tricia (the Dish) and an enthusiastic cameo from comic-giant, Stan Lee.
Including a good turn from ex-90210 star, Shannen Docherty, the soft-porn queen is very close to being the most believable in this tour-de-force of jokes and cinematic sociology. Jay & Silent Bob make a welcome return, named after Smiths' comic book store 'Jay & Silent Bob's Secret Stash', keeping the movie afloat in the sporadic slow moments that seem to drown the movies narrative. Jason Lee, who has had more success in recent years with the triumphs of 'Almost Famous' and 'Vanilla Sky', is much sharper on the dialogue provided and is able to make the script smoothly fall off his long forked tongue like letters from a typewriter. Great lighting, run-of-the-mill acting (some truly awful) and an up-to-date soundtrack certify this is a howl. Kevin Smith appears as Silent Bob opposite Jason Mewes as his counterpart Jay.
Although a flop at its original time of release, 'Mallrats' went on to better things in rental sales and later in video sales that gained it a cult reputation that is sometimes stated to be larger than that of 'Clerks' or third-effort 'Chasing Amy'.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic. ..., 18 Nov 2000
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This review is from: Mallrats [VHS] (VHS Tape)
When i caught this film late on channel 4 one night I was amazed at the freshness of the humour. The film is THE nearest i have ever seen to the true teen experiance, at once touching and hilarious. Mallrats has inspired me to hunt down and see all the other Kevin Smith films. They show a range of humour unsurpassed by other directors. If you saw and didn't like dogma (why not i can't understand) then don't be put off, it is a completely different film
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