Tusk Reviews

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October 2, 2014
"Excess" is Smith's middle name, so the show goes on . . . and on.
October 2, 2014
It's a crunchy mix that doesn't prove all that funny, especially since the most horrific parts of the story were true for so many and most of the historical names are mispronounced, making it all feel needlessly glib.
October 2, 2014
Considering how supergonzo it is, I'm surprised I didn't like it more.
September 28, 2014
...an unholy insane mess of a movie. Yes, it is self-referential and self-aggrandizing in that peculiar self-deprecating way the writer-director has perfected.
September 27, 2014
A mixed bag, but one sufficiently twisted -- and with enough goodies in that bag -- to be worth a look.
September 26, 2014
...the movie, which is never boring, deserves some credit for going places that one might not have expected it to go.
September 25, 2014
Kevin Smith is slowly going insane as a filmmaker, and it is a lot of fun to watch.
September 22, 2014
He's puerile. He can't help it.
September 22, 2014
... how do you miss including a reference to The Beatles' "I Am The Walrus?" There's not even a passing "coo-coo-ca-choo."
September 22, 2014
Not weird enough to help itself over the slow spots.
September 20, 2014
...may have germinated as a goofy conversation on his podcast, but Smith follows it all the way through to its bloody, bewildering end."
September 20, 2014
Tusk delivers 70 percent of a powerful body horror movie reminiscent of Cronenberg in the 1970s... then suffers an epic implosion of incompetence and confusion.
September 19, 2014
The audience for this truly unique exercise in film - I refuse to call it a 'movie' - consists mostly of Kevin Smith fans. There's a little bit of 'The Human Centipede' here, mixed with more than a dollop of 'Misery.'
September 19, 2014
It has a memorably weird premise, sure, but Kevin Smith's Tusk generally fails to be either that funny and/or scary... much less interesting.
September 19, 2014
It seems as if the idea for TUSK must have been a good deal funnier to the folks behind the scenes than it is to the audience; in fact, it's not even clear which parts are meant to be funny.
September 19, 2014
For all the cornball Canadian comedy that interrupts the horror, the cry of 'Coo-loo-coo-coo-coo-coo-coo-coo' is less relevant here than 'Goo goo goo joob.'
September 19, 2014
Turns out the Walrus wasn't John or Paul.
September 19, 2014
Smith deserves props for following this whimsy all the way through, but all things considered, Tusk is a suspense-less, predictable film that's seriously hampered by a lack of narrative invention and unique style.
September 19, 2014
Instead of playing with the anticipated and the preconceived, Kevin Smith takes a intriguing premise and circumvents our expectations.
September 19, 2014
Tusk, based on one of Kevin Smith's Smodcasts, smakes a strong case for a smintervention.
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