Tusk Synopsis
When his best friend and podcast co-host goes missing in the backwoods of Canada, a young guy joins forces with his friend's girlfriend to search for him.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

A parable that concerns the monstrous conduct of humans, Tusk is a salute to storytelling, a comic send-up of Canadiana – with awesome...
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By Eric Kohn
Despite its ludicrous turns, the movie benefits from the far-fetched events for its sheer willingness to go there, not unlike Smith's...
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By Scott Foundas
An utterly bizarre, weirdly compelling story of manimal love that stakes out its own brazen path somewhere between “The Fly” and “The Texas...
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Kevin C. Johnson
It has a game cast, it’s watchable, fun, sick, sad and has to be seen to be believed.
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The Playlist

By Drew Taylor
At it’s best, Tusk is outlandishly unforgettable.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
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.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
The picture is deeply weird, with an entrancement factor almost entirely dependent on the performance of Michael Parks.
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By Drew McWeeny
There is a glee to the filmmaking that is matched by a greater sense of control than I've seen from Smith before, and while I think the...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Tusk is a mesmerizing mess that will make Joe Popcorn yak. Jay and Silent Bob will love it.
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By Ben Nicholson
The sheer insanity of the premise alone is enough to make Tusk a surreal hoot.
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By mark601
If you’re a fan of Kevin Smith and his podcast's you’re in for a unique treat. “Tusk” is filled with a plethora of Easter eggs for fans of his podcast's. If you’re someone wondering what this walrus...

You do not have to be a Kevin Smith fan to get Tusk

By yor124
Although there are numerous Easter Eggs sewn (pun-intended) throughout "Tusk" that only Mr. Smith's most devoted fans can appreciate, it won't keep a casual fan or even someone unfamiliar with his...

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By moochiepython
Tusk is amazingly entertaining! some parts were shot so well even though I knew what was going to happen I still felt a little afraid of the macabre creepiness that was going on! And I laughed a lot...

What the hell did I just watch

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By martykenton978
It was a brilliant film that kept you on the edge of your seat during the whole movie. The reveals were terrifying and amazing! And the podcast easter eggs were awesome. Can't wait to see it again to...

Must see!

By jukesmaster
Get ready for the shock of your life (Californian voice). Don't hesitate or overthink...just go see it. You will not leave the theater the same person you came in....

Not for everyone...

By never2loud
This movie is seriously a case study in WTF. Kevin Smith process once again that he has the sickest sense of humor ever. If you see it, stay through the credits. It definitely gives you some insight...

Seeing Justin Long go full walrus makes this movie worth it alone.

By tylercosgrove1989
The movie starts off with very little laughs and I found it to be boring. I wasn't sure where it was going or if it was going to pick up. (That's coming from a Kevin Smith fan boy.) Right after Justin...


By medarr1
Totally weird, totally awesome. Walruses (walrusi?) are never going to be looked at the same....

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Rated R | For Sexual Content, Language, Gore and Some Disturbing Violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Not for kids Gruesome, unfunny horror-comedy from Kevin Smith.
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