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Director Kevin Smith, actors Ben Affleck, Jason Lee, and Jason Mewes, and producers Scott Mosier and Vincent Pereira
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Reviewed by wordtoyamotha on June 8th, 2004
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A very funny "off the cuff" commentary piloted by Kevin Smith. They often make fun of the financial disaster the film became but Smith also gives some good insight as to why the film didn't do well at the box office.
Reviewed by bad_in_plaid737 on June 17th, 2004
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Watching this film with the commentary track is just plain fun. It is actually an improvement of the whole Mallrats experience.
Reviewed by Littlejerry 1.4 on June 17th, 2004
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The best of the Kevin Smith 5 commentary tracks. K. Smith is always funny, but he is at his best when he pokes fun at Affleck and anything with Jason Lee in it (even though he does not say much) is great.
Reviewed by ckast2 on June 18th, 2004
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Probably the funniest commentary I have ever heard. It is also very groundbreaking, being the first video commentary I've seen that can be watched along with the movie.
Reviewed by Drood on September 13th, 2004
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Hate to be pedantic, but there's SIX commentaries on the films. Dogma has two. (Okay, so now it's seven with the new Clerks one.)
This is definitely one of the best commentary tracks I've heard. Get Affleck and Smith on a track and it's comedy gold.
Reviewed by stuartbannerman on July 18th, 2006
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Affleck and Kevin Smith easily rival Kurt Russell and John Carpenter for the best double act on a commentery track. Theyve done several and Mallrats is up there with tbe best of them. In fact with Ben and Kevin, there is no bad commentery in existance.
Reviewed by pat00139 on March 27th, 2007
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Like everybody else here, I loved this track. As with any commentary with Ben Affleck, prepare to laugh. He pokes fun at everybody, even himself, with very entertaining results. This track has everything, though, from anecdotes to casting choices to errors to jokes, and even has an odd obsession with Walt Flannigan. Smith, Mosier and (especially) Pereira are more serious than the others, talking about the shoot and the making of the movie, but do get in their shots once in a while. Mewes just seems stoned out his mind. I donít think he finishes a simple sentence in this entire commentary. Jason Lee does whatever Jason Lee does, giving out humourous quips here and there. This is one great track, as youíve probably guessed. These people seem to be having so much fun looking back at this movie. I love these Kevin Smith roundtable deals.
Reviewed by TNAJason on August 6th, 2007
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Kevin Smith. My favorite commentary person to listen to. This was my 1st commentary I listened to from Kevin Smith and co. The chemistry on the commentary from Ben Affleck and Kevin Smith and making fun of each other really makes this a lively and hilarious track. Recommended track here. Oh and if you like Kevin Smith's commentarys you should check out his random chit chat with Scott Mosier in his podcast entitled SModcast.
Reviewed by Michael_Ryne on May 5th, 2010
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Absolutely hilarious commentary! Had me cracking up multiple times throughout. One of the best I've heard.
Reviewed by Pineapples101 on January 24th, 2012
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Easily one of the best Smith and Co commentaries. Affleck is especially hilarious. Highly recommended track.
Reviewed by Mizz-E on September 29th, 2012
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Yet another example of a terrible film that has a great commentary track. One thing Kevin Smith can do well is make fun of himself and especially Ben Affleck and this track is a prime example. Plenty of info about the film, but really, it's all about them laughing at the mess on the screen and even coming to realisation that film isn't that bad (it is). Highlight is the last 10 minutes when Affleck is talking about taking meetings for Good Will Hunting and his love for Smith.
Reviewed by Station51 on October 26th, 2016
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I see a lot of people on here are citing this as a really good commentary. I don't know why. I generally don't like commentaries containing a room full of people which make me unsure of who's speaking moment to moment, talking over each other and laughing at things that don't appear very funny. I'm also not a big fan of Ben Affleck, (I find his constant, sarcastic humour annoying ) Jason Lee and often Kevin Smith himself. I often find him smug and uninteresting. I've seen him be himself and he really has a great personality at times and can be interesting. In fact I usually actually enjoy Jason Mewes the most, as out of it as he often appears to be. He doesnt say too much on this however. I enjoy his Jay character as the honest over the top idiot which seems to be at least some feature of his real self. I only say this because I've heard him on many commentaries. Sometimes he's high, drunk or gets defensive and annoyed with other actors, who, many times seem to rightly deserve it.
There's some good interesting bits on here but it's sparse. Most of it's just pointless blather. Much of it is hard to follow involving people and situations not easy to understand except by the cast themselves. When the cast seem to enjoy themselves more than the listener,to me, it's not good commentary.
The only real good thing about it is that Joey Lauren Adams doesn't appear on here. Her annoying voice would have made me turn it off in seconds. The fact that Kevin Smith cast her as serious actress ever, always made me question the guys judgement.
I enjoyed producer Scott Mosier probably the most. He seems to offer at least some interesting info besides what Smith himself occasionally offers. 8 out of 10? ? No. Not even if you're a huge Kevin Smith fan. More like 5/10, if that. End of rant.
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