Parents' Guide to

Mallrats

By Alex Orner, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

'90s Kevin Smith slacker classic has sex, drugs, cursing.

Movie R 1995 96 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 18+

Wonderful Project from Kevin Smith!

This is an awesome comedy about two best friends who get dumped on the same day. In order to cope with it, they both wander around the mall. Being a Kevin Smith film, this movie does contain frequent profanity, implied sex, brief nudity, and some drug content. As good as this movie is, make sure your children are legal!
age 13+

Tame for Smith, Funny but Lowbrow

Tame for Smith, Funny but Lowbrow

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (8 ):

This is one of Kevin Smith's best films. It's driven by mature dialogue and bizarre characters. Jason Lee is outrageous. His character's outlandish monologues provide the majority of the laughs. More clever stuff: There are subtle references linking Shannon Doherty to her ties with the TV series 90210. It does have rather limited appeal, however: Its sexually charged humor is directed toward older teens and early 20-somethings. Some teens will find it dated; others will find it brilliant.

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