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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 33
  2. Negative: 8 out of 33
  1. Reviewed by: Brad Wheeler
    Oct 3, 2014
    100
    A parable that concerns the monstrous conduct of humans, Tusk is a salute to storytelling, a comic send-up of Canadiana – with awesome references to Degrassi and Duplessis – and a terrorizing vehicle for sharply conceived absurdity.
  2. Reviewed by: Richard Roeper
    Sep 18, 2014
    75
    This is not a movie you forget about as you’re heading for the exit. I’m not sure it’s a movie you’ll ever forget.
  3. Reviewed by: Bill Goodykoontz
    Sep 18, 2014
    70
    It's ultimately Parks who carries Tusk, and carries it farther than it should have gone.
  4. Reviewed by: Kate Erbland
    Sep 17, 2014
    59
    Tusk is revolting, but that’s entirely the point of Kevin Smith’s admirably imaginative and utterly disgusting latest feature, a twisted fairy tale that trades on gross-out gags and visual shockers instead of actual story.
  5. Reviewed by: Thomas Lee
    Sep 18, 2014
    50
    Crazy plot aside, Tusk offers some thought-chewing ideas on human duality, both good/evil and man/beast.
  6. Reviewed by: Mike D'Angelo
    Sep 17, 2014
    42
    Like most self-conscious attempts at a “midnight movie,” Tusk lacks the conviction that would make it anything more than an outré curiosity; it’s essentially a filmed dare, combined with fan service.
  7. Reviewed by: Stephen Whitty
    Sep 18, 2014
    25
    Tusk is a step backward into an insular world. True, it will probably play well to gore fans, and that dedicated audience who already cheer everything Smith does.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 34
  2. Negative: 11 out of 34
  1. Sep 19, 2014
    10
    Ones and zeros? Give me a break. This movie was hilarious. It's a perfect send-up of all the torture porn/gore flicks that we've beenOnes and zeros? Give me a break. This movie was hilarious. It's a perfect send-up of all the torture porn/gore flicks that we've been inundated with. Perhaps this has gone over the heads of the reviewers here? "Now, we'll finally get the answer to the question that's been burning ever since we crawled out of the surf: Is man actually a walrus at heart?" If you go into this movie looking for anything other than Clerks/Dogma satire and subversion, just stay home. It's more like an 8/10, but I'm attempting to balance two ridiculously pedantic reviews. Expand
  2. Nov 9, 2014
    10
    I thought that it was a funny, yet horrific torture movie, that will leave me terrified of walruses forever. With great acting and an originalI thought that it was a funny, yet horrific torture movie, that will leave me terrified of walruses forever. With great acting and an original plot, Tusk brings out the best of Kevin Smith..in my opinion... Expand
  3. Sep 22, 2014
    9
    This movie isn't for everyone. Though If you are a Kevin Smith fan or into B rated horror movies then you are in for an amazing treat. KevinThis movie isn't for everyone. Though If you are a Kevin Smith fan or into B rated horror movies then you are in for an amazing treat. Kevin Smith spins a wonderful story of a man wanting to relive the one true friendship in his life that just so happened to be with a walrus.

    When you get down to it this movie was made because Kevin Smith fans wanted it. People are tired of seeing the same old Hollywood rehashes and remakes that they shove down our throats. Kevin Smith gives us something original a new idea in a see of the same old **** Yes the movie is ridiculous full of camp and satire. Yes it mocks horror tropes and heavily satires the internet culture. Yes you are going to see what Kevin Smith does best and brings the best out of actors.

    To all the people bashing this movie it was not made for you. You were not the audience and really have no right to judge it.
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  4. Jan 25, 2015
    5
    The movie is ridiculous in all aspects but it's not meant to be taken seriously. The actors all put on good performances and even in the mostThe movie is ridiculous in all aspects but it's not meant to be taken seriously. The actors all put on good performances and even in the most sinister and sickly situations, they still manage to bring humor out of it. The movie manages to pull jokes throughout but they're far between, and most of it is in the first half. All-around, just a silly movie that brings some laughs and evokes some gags.

    If you're a fan of Kevin Smith, or silly horrors, I guess I would suggest this film for a rent. Otherwise, I think its worth passing up.
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  5. Sep 25, 2014
    4
    While watching this movie, I couldn't figure it out: starts as a creepy thriller (with nods to "Human Centipede), tosses in campy elements andWhile watching this movie, I couldn't figure it out: starts as a creepy thriller (with nods to "Human Centipede), tosses in campy elements and features several extremely verbose rants (featuring an uncredited Johnny Depp in heavy disguise…again). Then I discovered it was written/directed by Kevin Smith, which explains a lot. Justin Long plays a podcaster who travels to Manitoba and discovers a man with eloquent stories, only to find himself captive and turned into a walrus. This bizarre curiosity offers some fun, but lots of head-scratching. Ultimately, it's too self-indulgently talky and downright silly. NOTE: Stay thru the credits to hear Smith in the actual podcast that served as the inspiration AND to see Depp in one final gag. Expand
  6. Jan 18, 2015
    3
    You know i honestly didn't expect this film to amongst the worst films of 2014 with the likes of Transformers: Age of Extinction and I,You know i honestly didn't expect this film to amongst the worst films of 2014 with the likes of Transformers: Age of Extinction and I, Frankenstein. Seriously though WHAT THE F**K!!!! was was Kevin Smith thinking when he was making this film its neither scary or funny and all it does is leave you with your hand over your face the whole time. Everything about this film pissed me off from how its **** story begins (in the bathroom of a Canadian bar) to its horrible f**king ending. I seriously cant say much more about this film i don't even care to explain its story because it doesn't matter no one should ever watch this movie simple as that. The fact that this is even getting a sequel is a f**king disgrace i just hope Clerks 3 isn't this bad.

    Overall i give it a 3.0
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  7. Oct 26, 2014
    0
    I don't mind high-concept films, i don't mind gore, the bizarre films, i don't mind comedy, but unfortunately this film fails (spectacularly)I don't mind high-concept films, i don't mind gore, the bizarre films, i don't mind comedy, but unfortunately this film fails (spectacularly) on all of those fronts. Easily the worst film I've been unlucky enough to buy a ticket to for many, many years. A nasty, humorless, adolescent, heavy-handed, badly acted crap-fest that leads one to wonder exactly how the supply-side of the crack trade keeps up with Kevin Smiths evidently Herculean intake. If you are a Smith fan-boy and you are STILL supporting Kevin and his films, it's not too late to shake off your uncritical and blind devotion (he will never write another Clerks) and find something worthwhile to align yourself with. Expand

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