Mallrats 1995

Critics score:
55 / 100

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Susan Stark, Detroit News: Read more

Janet Maslin, New York Times: Mallrats mixes clever bits and an appealing quirkiness (which goes a long way) with gross-out practical jokes, needless repetition and obvious padding, since it has no real plot. Read more

Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times: If the Sundance Institute or the AFI ever offers a course advising directors of successful first films what to avoid the second time around, Mallrats could be at the heart of the curriculum. Read more

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James Berardinelli, ReelViews: Despite a broad range of effective comedy and a decent laugh-per-minute ratio, Mallrats is likely to be a moderate disappointment for anyone who guffawed their way through the previous film. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: The fatal flaw in plotting the material is that we don't care. Read more

Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle: The movie has a few amusing '70s references and there's a wonderfully weird sequence featuring a topless fortune-teller. Overall, though, moviegoers can find much better deals. Read more

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Hal Hinson, Washington Post: A disjointed but infectious series of comic vignettes, toilet humor, practical jokes, sight gags, even a sort of grunge variation on Keystone Kops slapstick. Read more

Desson Thomson, Washington Post: Between the routines and retorts, there's a lot of narrative dead air -- and far too many new guests. Read more