By Owen Gleiberman
Updated July 28, 2006 at 04:00 AM EDT

Prickly, hilarious, even touching, as Dante (Brian O’Halloran) and Randal (Jeff Anderson) work the counter of a Mooby’s fast-food franchise. With porn jokes, cruddy camera angles, and surprise flights of grunge eloquence, Kevin Smith successfully revives the original Clerks‘ spirit because he never truly abandoned it in the first place.