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Clerks II Review

Movies.com Critics

5.0

Dave White Profile

… filthy, hilarious dialogue … Read full review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0
    65

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 50

    out of 100

    USA Today

    It's the crude humor that trips up the movie.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Kirk Honeycutt

    It has enough laughs, character arcs, politically incorrect rants and a satisfying emotional ending to more than justify this whim on Smith's part.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    This is a funny movie. It delivers plenty of laughs, but it isn't in the same league as "Clerks." I left that movie holding my stomach from laughing so hard.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    An agreeable mischievous romp.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 16+

More crude banter about sex, movies, drugs.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this film is not for kids. The dialogue is rife with obscenities (over 130 f-words, to start), as well sexual talk (including references to oral sex, bestiality, masturbation, homosexuality, and pornography) and brief images (tongue-kissing, visual suggestion of a man about to masturbate and then penetrate a donkey). A fast-food clerk urinates and puts flies in customer's food. Characters are arrested for hiring/watching a bestiality act.

  • Families can talk about the "buddy movie" genre. Why do so many films celebrate the slacker lifestyle and men behaving immaturely? Are these characters likeable? They can also talk about the movie's over-the-top gross-out humor and where the line is between silly and offensive.

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: Best friends worry and argue over one's impending marriage; man admits cheating on his fiancee; characters taunt each other, dirty food they're selling, purchase a human-animal sex performance via the Internet; jokes about religion (especially Christianity).

What to watch for
  • violence false0

    Violence: Store burns down at start of film; knee to the crotch.

  • sex false5

    Sex: Incessant sexual allusions, including crude slang for genitals and sex acts; a shot of full frontal male nudity, with penis tucked between legs; a hired performance (sex with a donkey) serves as joke/climax; explicit tongue-kissing; discussion of one-time unsafe sex (resulting in pregnancy); naked bottom (mooning); long discussion of "a-- to mouth" sex act.

  • language false5

    Language: Over 130 f-words, plus other obscenities and sexual slang.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Song lyrics refer to Pizza Hut, Dairy Queen, McDonald's.

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Jay and Silent Bob sell drugs and smoke dope; mentions of weed, coke, heroin; characters smoke cigarettes and drink liquor (Eli is drunk at end).

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