Crumb

1995

Crumb (1995)

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A fascinating, funny and finally troubling documentary about the prolific, iconoclastic underground cartoonist Robert Crumb.

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All Critics (42) | Top Critics (5)

Crumb's sense of humor is his saving personal grace and the movie's insurance policy against total immersion into the morbid. But just so you know, Crumb fully earns its most revealing screen credit: 'David Lynch Presents.'

Jan 1, 2000 | Rating: 4/4
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Zwigoff's film rarely feels exploitative, and the fascination of Crumb and his family should not disguise the director's skill and sensitivity in marshalling his material.

Dec 13, 2017 | Full Review…

Crumb may be rough around the edges, even occasionally tedious, but what Zwigoff manages to uncover is honest, captivating and strangely visceral.

Oct 14, 2010 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

(An) offbeat and often uncomfortably revealing portrait of the legendary underground comic book artist Robert Crumb and his brothers, Maxon and Charles...

Aug 11, 2010 | Full Review…

an absolutely disarming documentary and one of the very best of its kind

Aug 10, 2010 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Filled with haunting images, only a few of which are created by the hand of R. Crumb.

Aug 7, 2010 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

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The documentary profiles Robert Crumb, a cartoonist with a fucked up family and a perverse artistic sensibility. A film with depth and probing intellect, Crumb is occasionally uncomfortable and devilishly funny. Its subject is unabashed in his perversion, but the film's real strength is its ability to look beyond the surface of things and give its audience a glimpse into the source of Crumb's disquietude. Overall, more about the man than his art, Crumb is an interesting profile.

Jim Hunter
Jim Hunter

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Odd and wonderful study about Robert Crumb and underground comics with a dark view of America, sex and family.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

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½

I have a hard time recommending this. The film is a typical talking head doc about comics artist Robert Crumb, with all the traits you'd expect -- childhood, interviews with family and friends, examples of his work. It's definitely interesting, and the guy is a talented artist to be sure. But his style of art, his subject matter and just his general oddball personality make me uncomfortable. This is a man I would not like being stuck in an elevator with.

Cindy I
Cindy I

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You have probably seen Robert Crumb's images somewhere, be it on a comic book, a set of mud flaps, or in your mind at night. Crumb's documentary is an examination of what led him to what could have been a lucrative existence as a 1960's icon that he shunned. Yes, Crumb is one of the few people with a little artistic credibility. What's interesting about the life of Crumb is how much of an influence his brothers were on his career and the fact they both appeared to have derailed in their lives with his older brother Cahrles committing suicide when the

Chris Garman
Chris Garman

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