Mallrats

A depressing mess. Like Clerks, Smith's first film, it centres on a bunch of teen no-hopers, their lives dominated by sex and pop culture, but unlike Clerks, it never makes them seem any more interesting than the brats you'd find in a John Hughes' flick, just more obscene. 'Truth or Dare' is the TV show which provides the plot with an ostensible climax, but Smith seems to think they're synonymous - this is all dare, and precious little truth. The callow, sub-John Waters shock-comedy might be less tiresome if Smith didn't botch the timing so relentlessly. The funniest bit involves a topless palm reader with three nipples.

Release details

Duration: 96 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Kevin Smith
Screenwriter: Kevin Smith
Cast: Shannen Doherty
Jason Lee
Jason Mewes
Kevin Smith
Renée Humphrey
Michael Rooker
Stan Lee
Claire Forlani
Ben Affleck
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