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.
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.
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.
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.
October 28, 2015
Justin Long and Johnny Depp join the "Clerks" director for a weird, unpredictable movie that still feels like only Smith could have made it.
January 13, 2015
Tusk does for zoos what Jaws did for beaches, A Nightmare on Elm Street did for sleeping, and A Silence of the Lambs did for skin lotion.
October 20, 2014
Tusk is a movie I like and would never recommend, which is actually par for the course when it comes to most of Kevin Smith's creative output.
October 18, 2014
Tusk is the monster stitched out of a horrific premise and Kevin Smith's brand of downright silliness.
October 10, 2014
Smith has always had a weakness for protracted dialogue, and in Parks he has a fitting muse.
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