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Parents' Guide to

Clerks III

By Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Touching Kevin Smith threequel has very strong language.

Movie R 2022 100 minutes
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age 17+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 16+

Clerks 3 ... Just like 1 and 2

Clerks 3 ... Find my full review on the actual movie on YouTube and Instagram @4k king As for parents this movie followers the same trend or clerks 1 and 2 . Although this one has more adult humor then the rest its definitely not for children. Sex toys jokes and references. Multiple uses of f**k and s**t not reccomend for under 17 lots of smoking and products placement
age 18+


I love the clerks trilogy only thing I didn't like was Dante's death it wasn't a happy ending.

Is It Any Good?

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Writer-director Smith returns to his signature characters with more gravity and gratitude for this threequel, and even though goopy sensitivity isn't his forte, it offers warmth and smiles. Clerks III goes meta, re-creating some of the famous scenes from the original 1994 Clerks with Silent Bob acting as DP and explaining why the movie must be shot in black and white. It requires some serious suspension of disbelief, as there's no way that the actors (all around 50 in real life) could be mistaken for their 20-year-old selves. It also requires at least some knowledge of Clerks II (2006), a lightweight lark compared to this one, which introduced Becky and Elias.

Weepy moments like hospital scenes and graveside visits are a little out of Smith's wheelhouse -- as evidenced by his infamous Jersey Girl -- and they're flat, draggy spots in a movie that seems like it wants to be funnier. But even though its laughs are fewer and farther between than its predecessors', Clerks III seems like a genuine offering from Smith, rather than a cash-in sequel. His voice is by now very familiar, and it has a grateful tone here. He truly appreciates these characters and understands how they've contributed to his life. This is his love letter to them and to the fans who made them iconic. When we hear his voice speaking over the closing credits (a bold choice), it somehow feels like exactly the right thing to do.

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