Tusk Reviews

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September 5, 2019
It's a notable return from Smith, and despite the many conversations about retiring as director, he seems to have enough vivaciousness to crack out something fun, surprising, and energetic.
July 18, 2019
Smith overreaches to touch upon what humanity really means without any actual interest in exploring that topic.
May 30, 2019
Is [Tusk] a good movie? Eh. Did it make me laugh? Absolutely. Will I watch another "horror" movies by Kevin Smith? YES.
April 4, 2019
An insightful kind of stress dream, so close to home for Smith that, even with all its utter ludicrousness, it feels almost confessional.
March 2, 2019
Parks does an amazing job in this role, to the point where his insane Human-Centipede-like scheme actually seems plausible.
December 8, 2018
Smith has created a film that is genuinely horrific.
October 23, 2018
It's weird, fun, and surprisingly touching, a film that works way better than it has any right to.
October 23, 2018
If you are looking for an absurd yet original horror-comedy, Tusk mostly fills this void.
September 6, 2018
Contemporary self-referential sneering.
August 21, 2018
Warts and all, this is a step in the right direction for Smith, whose customary rough-around-the-edges sloppiness has given way to more polished - and more audacious - genre splicing.
August 21, 2018
Tusk's biggest strength is that it knows what the audience's expectations are and it exceeds each of them. It is preposterous, disgusting, and hilarious. It is destined to be a classic, and was a hell of a lot of fun to watch.
April 11, 2018
Kevin Smith delivers a deeply disturbing movie that throws up plenty of questions about monsters and humanity yet still manages to give audiences enough of the Smith humour, charm and charisma that they'll be familiar with by this stage of the game.
August 17, 2017
[Kevin] Smith needs to focus on this genre for a change.
July 14, 2016
Kevin Smith has lost his mind.
June 18, 2016
'Tusk' opens with the sound of two men laughing at their own jokes, so I guess a doff of the cap is due to the filmmaker for encapsulating his movie so efficiently, right from the jump.
June 2, 2016
Tusk's inherent absurdity would much better have been played straight and subtle all the way through to the end, rather than covered over with the broadest layers of blubbery, fish-in-a-barrel slapstick. Still, really enjoyed the first half...
April 17, 2016
A film so openly inessential that it circles back around to vitality, frequently finding that elusive sweet spot between horror and comedy.
March 12, 2016
The quintessential midnight experience, Kevin Smith's next outing as he transitions from slacker comedy to dark horror is, like most of his films, for the fans.
January 7, 2016
You have to be on board for all of Kevin Smith's lunacy or you won't be able to connect with some of the choices he makes, but I found Tusk wildly inventive and am hopeful it earmarks a bold new chapter for Smith's filmmaking career.
December 20, 2015
Yes, "Tusk" is a stunt, a comedic dare, and a fake-looking one at times (which only seems to help, not hinder, its cause). But the darkness at the film's heart is real and gross and truly disturbing.
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