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4.4 out of 5 stars
4.4 out of 5 stars

on 15 October 2017
Very hilarious movie great cast but if by any chance you hadn't seen this one just look away at the pretzel scene lol
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So funny think Jay and silent Bob strikes back is the best of Kevin smith films but this is very close 2nd
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on 5 October 2017
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on 26 January 2016
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on 25 February 2002
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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VINE VOICEon 5 August 2004
This is the film which almost buried the reputation of Kevin Smith. After the rapturous critical reception to his original, low-budget debut "Clerks", "Mallrats" was almost universally panned. Which is a pity - although there's no doubt that it lacks the originality of its predecessor, and sometimes falls too neatly into the overpopulated genre of "slapstick teen movie", the gags here are quicker and often funnier, the characters achieve a comic and personal depth that simply wasn't possible in "Clerks", and the whole edifice is such a triumphant "dance on the ruins" of American media-led, conformist shopper culture that it's difficult not to be uplifted by it.
What's right about it? Jason Lee and Jeremy London are razor-sharp as the two no-hoper lead males improbably named after characters from "Jaws". The usual collection of "Kevin Smith's mates" (everyone from shrill-but-bubbly Joey Lauren Adams to the splendidly slimy Ben Affleck) allow themselves to be the butt of the jokes with effortless grace. The real star, of course, is the mall (complete with inappropriately named chain-stores) and its principal denizens, Jay and Silent Bob - here given their biggest pre-Dogma role and allowed to wreak havoc with the doggedness of comic-book villains and the effectiveness of Laurel and Hardy.
Negatives. There are a few too many "gross-out" gags for my personal liking - Kevin Smith humour at its best is razor-sharp, and doesn't need to rely on references to bodily functions. The constant references to comic-book subculture, whilst clever in themselves, may be just a little TOO clever for an audience not reared on first editions of Spider-Man (although having Stan the Man himself as a guest star was a stroke of inspiration). Female leads Clare Forlani and Shannon Doherty are capable of much stronger performances than they actually give. But even with these provisos, "Mallrats" is still a film that will be easily accessible to the "American Pie" generation, and contains many a splendid in-joke for those already well acquainted with the bizarre alternative New Jersey of Kevin Smith's imagination.
So, perhaps not Smith's best film (the jury can argue for ages about that one). But probably his most accessible, and a perfect introduction to the private universe which gave us Jay and Silent Bob. Did I mention it's also very funny?
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on 14 March 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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on 11 July 2012
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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on 11 November 2003
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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on 31 March 2003
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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