100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
Crumb is one of the most provocative, haunting documentaries of the last decade.
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100

San Francisco Examiner

By Walter Addiego
A documentary with a keen eye, a playful sense of timing and an inquisitive soul.
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100

TV Guide

A remarkably revealing documentary.
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100

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Crumb is a rare and powerful documentary that completely absorbs the viewer and leaves an impression so blindingly clear that the afterimage cannot be blinked away even when the theater is far behind.
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Extraordinary new documentary that turns Robert Crumb's twisted life story into a disturbing, exhilarating work of biographical art.
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100

USA Today

By Mike Clark
If artist R. (Robert) Crumb can dispense immediately with his resume in Terry Zwigoff's superb Crumb, we can, too. [21 Apr 1995]
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
One of the most remarkable and haunting documentaries ever made.
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90

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Crumb pulls us in with rich detail, and with what it says, or suggests, about art, drugs, psychology and the subconscious.... Like last year's "Hoop Dreams," this documentary does justice to a great subject. [08 Jun 1995]
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
The splendid new documentary Crumb, a sympathetic yet woundingly candid portrait, catches the artist with much the same skill. [26 May 1995]
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

How refreshing then to find a movie with an honest-to-gosh dysfunctional family at its core, a family utterly Tolstoyan in its unhappiness, utterly Dostoevskyan in its despair. [16 Jun 1995]
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93 out of 100
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