Movie review by Lorrie Palmer, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Low language, high philosophy, and low budget.

R 1994 92 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 16 reviews

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age 7+

This title has:

Great role models
age 13+

Fantastic and Hilarious Movie!

Parents need to know that CLERKS is a very smart written movie with great messages and a positive outlook on life, but there is an extreme amount of sexual talk and a lot of vulgar language. 13+ is perfect age!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
Too much swearing

Movie Details

  • In theaters: October 19, 1994
  • On DVD or streaming: June 29, 1999
  • Cast: Brian O'Halloran, Jason Mewes, Jeff Anderson
  • Director: Kevin Smith
  • Studio: Miramax
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Run time: 92 minutes
  • MPAA rating: R
  • MPAA explanation: appeal for extensive use of extremely explicit sex-related dialogue
  • Last updated: February 26, 2023

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