Lists: Comedy, HPR Movie Of The Day, 20 Years Ago - 1994

Brief Synopsis: "Convenience and video store clerks Dante and Randal 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."

Overall Ranking: 286 (Rank from 1994: # 5)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 64.29%
Regular 35.71%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Kevin McCarthy100
Tim Belloff100
Gorgon Reviews98
David Baruffi97(full review)
J Patterson95Comedy: 9
Rewatch: 8
Dan O'Neill90 - Clerks works because of itís raw but insightful and entertaining dialogue mixed in with very short budget and some very original real-life characters.
(full review)
Comedy: 9
Sex Appeal: 1
Scary: 0
Rewatch: 9
Sir M Hayes XIV90
Jim Carrier86Comedy: 8
Sex Appeal: 3
Scary: 0
Rewatch: 7
Today I Watched A Movie85(full review)
Drezzy80 - What this movie did for independent cinema, and comedies especially, in the 90's may have been overstated at points, but there's an earnestness to it all, beyond the constant barrage of monologues and Star Wars banter, that makes this always worth watching
Rob from GuysFilmQuest75Comedy: 7
Sex Appeal: 1
Scary: 0
Rewatch: 7
Rich Alejandro75 - The black and white movie that started the "View Askew" empire. It's rude, it's crude, it's a classic.
Bryan Lienesch74 - A filmmaker's film. Movie snobs and hipsters will swear by it the most.
Comedy: 5
Sex Appeal: 3
Scary: 1
Rewatch: 5
V Lionheart70

People Involved

  • Brian OHalloran (Dante Hicks)
  • Jeff Anderson (Randal Graves)
  • Jason Mewes (Jay)
  • Kevin Smith (Silent Bob)
  • Lisa Spoonhauer (Caitlin Bree)
  • Marilyn Ghigliotti (Veronica Loughran)
  • Scott Mosier (Willam Black/Angry Hockey Playing Customer/Angry Mourner)
  • Walter Flanagan (Woolen Cap Smoker/Egg Man/Offended Customer/Cat Admiring Bitter Customer)
  • Scott Schiaffo (Chewlies Rep)
  • David Klein (Hunting Cap Smoking Boy/Low I.Q. Video Customer/Hubcap Searching Customer/Angry Mourner/Angry Crowd at Door)
  • Ed Hapstak (Sanford/Angry Mourner)
  • Pattijean Csik (Coroner)
  • John Henry Westhead (Olaf Oleeson)
  • Kevin Smith (Director)

  • Other Movies in the Series

  • Clerks II