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Crumb (1995)



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A fascinating, funny and finally troubling documentary about the prolific, iconoclastic underground cartoonist Robert Crumb.more
Rating: R (graphic sex-related cartoons and for language)
Genre: Comedy, Cult Movies, Documentary, Drama, Musical & Performing Arts, Special Interest
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On DVD: Mar 9, 1999
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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Critic Reviews for Crumb

All Critics (58) | Top Critics (13)

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.'

January 1, 2000
USA Today
Top Critic

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | October 14, 2010

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

Full Review… | August 11, 2010

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

Full Review… | August 10, 2010
Q Network Film Desk

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

Full Review… | August 7, 2010
Movie Metropolis

Audience Reviews for Crumb

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

Super Reviewer

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

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer


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

Super Reviewer

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