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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not for all audiences

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    Jacob
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    This is the kind of movie that I would recommend to a friend, but not to a coworker. Now I want to talk about how I personally feel about the film. I think the first half of the movie is a perfect blend of comedy horror, which has become my favorite kind of horror. The dialogue throughout is masterful, challenging the likes of Quentin Tarantino. There are many unique concepts in this movie which is also a big plus for me. The weakest point in my opinion of this film is that it gets to a certain point where the story dramatically changes for the main character. When this happens I feel that the story is more disturbing than it is funny at that point. There are other characters and we see from their point of view at times, and sometimes that can be a comic relief. The problem is that by the end of the film some may feel too disturbed by the climax that they forgot about all the laughs and creeps they had in the first half of the movie. All in all I personally really like this movie, and I would recommend this to a friend. However I would not feel comfortable recommending this film to a coworker.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Michael Parks: Most Underrated American Actor

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    Giallo
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    I've read and heard a lot of negativity to "Tusk", which is somewhat understandable. But at the same time, I am not sure how anyone could see the trailer, listen to the podcast/ramblings or generally read anything about the movie could expect anything less than absolute cinematic insanity. This is pure midnight flick madness, of the highest caliber. but it's also shot beautifully well, the production design is top-notch for indie-film standards, the performances are excellent (even from newcomer Genesis Rodriguez) and the script is everything but a "Human Centipede for Hollywood" as you may have heard. In fact, I think it's easily one of the most original films of 2014. People say they want original and THIS is definitely original. But most importantly, the film displays once more that Michael Parks is without a doubt one of the most criminally underrated and under-appreciated actor still living in American cinema. He is an absolute stunner, challenging even his performances from Smith's "Red State" and Tarantino's "Kill Bill" saga. If you're a cult fan, "Tusk" is a must.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hello Mister Tusk

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    Fan4Movies
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    I went into this movie not really expecting too much. I was greatly surprised though. I really enjoyed the movie and thought it was a great entry into the world of horror for Kevin Smith, granted that it had it's short comings and could improve. I thought it had plenty of unexpected moments. The big reveal was an eye opener. Justin Long did a good job in the role that he had and Michael Parks was spot on for the antagonist role. The part where Johnny Depp entered it kid of took and eerie tonal shift that would have been better left out, but I think other than that 10 min span the overall of the movie is very good. I could have done with a little more suspense and horror, but I'm sure that Smith will improve with his next horror outing (given that there is a next time). I thought this was a pretty great movie and with a little more it could have been even better. Totally worth a watch though. I would recommend to the majority of people because it tows the lined between horror and suspense and should be easily watched by the general population.

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    A Walrus suit

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    HorrorFan
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    This is the much anticipated Tusk by Kevin Smith. Smith's idea for the film is from an advertisement on the internet posted by someone who is offering free room and board in exchange that the tenant wear a Walrus suit for a few hours each day. You can hear the origins of the plot by listening to Kevin Smith's podcast. Now onto the movie itself. Unfortunately I had high hopes for this movie and was disappointed to say the least. I cannot take Justin Long as a serious actor yet. There was also a very strange cameo by an A list actor which just seemed out of place. Tusk seemed to drag in several places and I debated actually turning it off. I did stick through until the end and still felt this movie could have been a lot better. I am a huge fan of Kevin Smith and his works, but in a weird way this is a movie who could of only been made by Smith. Tusk is not for everyone to say the least, but for the diehards I would say watch it , but don't expect a Clerks or even a Red State.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great, quirky horror flick.

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    While not perfect, and not for everyone, Kevin Smith's Tusk is a great, quirky, weird body horror movie that will make you repeatedly say "I can't believe he went there." It gets a bit drawn out in the end of the second act, around the time that the Inspector (played by Johnny Depp and reminds me of Mr. Tudball from the Carol Burnett Show) comes in to deliver reams of exposition (a Kevin Smith staple, luckily, his dialogue is normally interesting), but the performances are solid and fun. The practical effects are creepy and extremely well executed, too. And I loved the use of Fleetwood Mac's famous song Tusk. Though originally written by Lindsay Buckingham to poke at Stevie Nicks and Mick Fleetwood's affair, you won't be able to hear the song in quite the same way after seeing this film. As a huge Fleetwood Mac fan, and a huge fan of horror, I can say that that doesn't bother me in the slightest.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Glad i grabbed this movie

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    stylez562
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    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. 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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Smith's Rebound

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    reviewinlu
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    After the studio flop that was Cop Out one had to wonder what and where director Kevin smith would go and do. He returned to cinema with the independent Red State, which gained a lot of praise. That film was also Kevin's first foray in to the genre of horror. Well, with Tusk he's at it again. In many ways Tusk is somewhat similar to Red State, another horror film, another independent undertaking, another critical success, and again, Michael Parks seems to steal the show. The premise is well documented when it comes to the how and why this movie was made. One thing that can be said is it has an original premise. Everyone's performances are on point and make for a film that'll be hard to forget after you get finished watching. Kevin Smith seems to be rejuvenated and on the rebound and cinema is better for it.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Mr Smith takes a second leap..

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    Willo007
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    Away from the Weinstein's Bros, Kevin smith has managed to redefined himself as a filmaker, stepping away from his ViewdAsked universe for the second time, the first was with the crittically aclaimed Red State (also available on BD through Lionsgate) , Tusk is an entertaining comedic horroe film, sometimes it feels like a Twilight Zone episode, but a funny one and a certain superstar showing off on the third act make the film more enjoyable. Justing Long on top form again, gives a great performance while Michael Parks steals the show as the over the top heavy of the film. The BD comes with a beautiful red slip cover (on its first printing,BBY should stop putting a price sticker on the slips, it leaves glue on them). Lionsgate HomeEntertainment provides extras that will certainly entertain Mr Smith's fan.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I was horrified and elated at the same time.

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    SlowStartRegigigas

    I went to see this opening weekend with a friend. There were five of us in the theater, counting him and I. We went and got exactly what we expected, you had never heard two grown men laughing harder than on that day. A Kevin Smith movie where a man turns another man in to a walrus. It's not so much a horror movie as it is a black comedy. I don't wanna say anything more about the plot because the sheer audacity of everything that happens from start to finish is beautiful, in a twisted kinda way. Like I said: It's a black comedy where a man turns another in to walrus, directed by Kevin Smith. Use your judgement.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great 1st Horror Film From Kevin Smith

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    Savinifan666
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    One helluva fun and quirky horror film from one of my favorite directors! I was excited to hear that Kevin Smith was doing a horror film but a little worried as well. Do not go into this film expecting your typical Kevin Smith film as the film is not what you'd expect. From the pacing to the tone this is a whole new style for him. This is a film you would have expected to see playing the Grindhouse and Drive In Theaters back in the 80's. And that is a good thing! I wont go into it too much but grab a case of beer, your favorite liquor, some munchies (And things that cause munchies, Friends, And sit back for a fun couple of hours!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Tusk is Bizarre

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    Andrew
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    What an incredibly strange flick. I've been a Kevin Smith fan for years, but I've felt he hasn't been producing anything of high quality for awhile now. I think, despite it's flaws, Tusk is a huge step in the right direction. The film is very amusing, and surprisingly quite tense during the first half. The second half of the film is certainly goofier, but I personally loved the tonal shift. Not many filmmakers take chances these days, and whether or not the movie completely works, it's just so refreshing to watch something genuinely original. I'd recommend, but with slight caution.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    What the tusk?

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    So, awhile back ago I read reports of Kevin Smith planning to make this film, I didn't expect it to actual take off... now here we are. How did this movie get the rating it has now? I don't know. Avid Kevin Smith followers? I can list the many reasons I didn't like this film, but I will save you time. It was boring, not very funny, and the best part was the ending (and no I am not saying that to be facetious; it was literally the best part.) I went into this film with zero expectation, not expecting much after Red State, and I was bored out of my mind.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Campy Dark Film

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    Tranceboi1
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    As a fan of campy films, I thought this movie was actually pretty great and not as creepy or despairing as other reviewers stated. It laces humor with strangeness, not the other way around. Michael Parks, Johnny Depp, and even Genesis Rodriguez (specifically the close-up scene) did fantastic jobs in this film. Justin Long was pretty alright -- he just plays an overtly vulgar and crass character who becomes victim of Michael Parks's character. The movie is utterly ridiculous, but incredibly entertaining to watch. I do recommend this film.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A surprising shocker!

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    jeffthe13th
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    I had no idea what this movie was about going into it. It starts of somewhat slow as a pod-caster takes a journey to Canada to interview a You-Tube sensation...but things go wrong from there and he ends out at the old home of a creepy old man who tells him stories of his life at sea.. what comes next is something you could never expect (if you have no idea what this movie is about) and it provides a unique shock that I haven't seen before! If you are looking for something "different" and "unique" in a horror tale, THIS is it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Too crazy not to like

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    Countprice
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    I originally saw Tusk in theaters after not trying to read too much about it. After viewing, I wasn't quite sure about what I watched, but I needed to see it again. Once the Blu-Ray came out, I picked it up on release date and went home to watch It. Upon second viewing, I can easily say that Tusk is a very enjoyable and unique film. The only bits that bring it down for me are the longer scenes with Depp's character. If you are on the fence, think Misery meets the Human Centipede.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Worst movie I have ever watched.

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    JohnnysGirl
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    This was a Horrible movie. I couldn't get passed the first 15, minutes without shutting it off. Later in the evening I continued. I'm so sorry, I didn't listen to the reviews of other. I'm sorry I wasted my $14.00. I seriously, honestly, want my money back. This movie is going in the GARBAGE. Please, don't tell me I don't understand it. Not much to understand. The only reason I gave it one star is because I couldn't give it a -5. . I am really shaking my head.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best to go in blind

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    A lot of people didn't like this movie, saying it was dumb and failed at horror. But I think Kevin Smith's intention was dark comedy through and through, and he nailed it. It's definitely a parody of horror, and I was laughing throughout it. This movie is also great for recommending to people who have never heard of it just to see their reactions. I'd definitely suggest watching it without knowing what it's about if you don't know already.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Worth watching for horror comedy fans but uneven

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    lolwut
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    Starts off terribly with cringeworthy dialogue and acting, but improves dramatically when Justin Long arrives at Michael Parks' home. Then it becomes hilarious and horrifying...until a certain cameo brings everything to a painfully unfunny halt. There's just not enough story and too much filler. If it weren't for the terrible cameo and if the film had kept the tone struck in the second act Tusk could have been a cult classic.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Tusk

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    Hoppy
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    Right off the bat I's say this is a solid 4.5 stars! This idea from one of Kevin Smiths pod cast as a kind of a goof... but it morphed into the outing. It's a bit creepy and has got some serious dark humor in it. This movie is well written and acted very well... Michael Parks is absolutely the best in this flick, and that alone is worth the purchase price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    This movie is insane!

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    Probably the weirdest movie ever made. Messed up torture movie but still funny. It's good to see Haley Joel Osment back as an actor, he is spot on as the "best friend" character. I feel Kevin Smith has been going through a quality drought for a while but Tusk stands out and almost makes itself critic proof cause of the ridiculous premise.

    I would recommend this to a friend