Tusk Reviews

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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.
October 16, 2014
Nice as it would be to herald Tusk as a return to Smith's bold early period, the movie has a lurching tone and an airless atmosphere.
October 10, 2014
Smith has always had a weakness for protracted dialogue, and in Parks he has a fitting muse.
October 3, 2014
If Kevin Smith was stoned when he thought up his excellent walrusian nightmare, then marijuana is the best creative medicine.
October 2, 2014
"Excess" is Smith's middle name, so the show goes on . . . and on.
September 19, 2014
Tusk is not a particularly good movie, but the vivid anxiety dream at its heart makes it one of the most personal films this writer-director has ever made.
Top Critic
September 19, 2014
Tusk is an overextended, tonally incoherent joke that would make viewers squirm even if it didn't involve a bloody and demented medical experiment.
September 19, 2014
If you're a Kevin Smith junkie, as I am, you'll appreciate the verbal pinwheels he spins around the horror genre in Tusk.
September 19, 2014
Had Smith been more disciplined, the film's deliberately absurd plot twists might have been more alienating, and funny.
September 19, 2014
A schizoid horror comedy with an identity crisis, shifting uncomfortably between shocking body horror and puerile Jackass-level cringe humor.
September 19, 2014
Most filmmakers start by making movies with their friends, just for their friends. Kevin Smith is the only filmmaker who seems to want to end that way.
September 18, 2014
This tonal mishmash is a misfire of literally gross proportions.
September 18, 2014
Smith seems to have been more charged up by the (profoundly ridiculous) ideas behind his movie than in making them work.
September 18, 2014
Kevin Smith, of "Clerks," delivers a weird in-joke inspired by one of his podcasts. You probably had to be there.
September 18, 2014
You can imagine Mr. Smith and his collaborators rolling in the aisles at their own preposterousness. If you can find your inner 16-year-old, you might just join them.
September 18, 2014
Take The Human Centipede and sprinkle liberally with the old Bob and Doug McKenzie sketches from SCTV and the result is Tusk, Kevin Smith's underbaked horror-comedy hybrid.
September 18, 2014
It has a game cast, it's watchable, fun, sick, sad and has to be seen to be believed.
September 18, 2014
"Tusk" seems to harbor no grander ambitions than to create a gross-out gag.
September 18, 2014
Kevin Smith's "Tusk" is an odd animal indeed, a movie that morphs early from stoner comedy to stoner horror flick and then, as if stoned, declines to evolve any further.
September 18, 2014
This is a movie worth seeing.
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