Tusk [DVD] [2014]

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  • Release Date: 12/30/2014
  • Rating: R
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Overall Customer Rating:
88% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (191 out of 219)

Synopsis


Tusk
An irreverent American podcaster interviews a Canadian adventurer whose wild tale of survival at sea masks sinister intentions in this twisted horror comedy from writer/director Kevin Smith (Clerks, Red State). Wallace (Justin Long) and Teddy (Haley Joel Osment) are the wisecracking co-hosts of "The Not-See Party", a popular podcast focused on bizarre viral videos and humorous interviews with the internet-famous. The concept is simple - Wallace travels the country conducting outlandish videos, and returns to their make-shift studio to share his stories with Teddy and the listeners. When Wallace ventures to Canada for an interview that falls through at the last minute, he stops at a local bar for a drink and finds a flyer posted by an old adventurer (Michael Parks) who seeks to share his stories with anyone who will listen. Arriving at the old man's secluded estate under the shroud of darkness, Wallace is promptly treated to a hot cup of tea, and a strange tale of being rescued by a walrus following a shipwreck at sea. It all seems like the perfect fodder for an unforgettable podcast -- that is until Wallace blacks out and regains consciousness bound to a wheelchair. Meanwhile, as Teddy and Wallace's girlfriend venture north to investigate his sudden disappearance, the old man subjects his terrified guest to a bizarre medical procedure that will transform more than just his perception of one of the sea's most majestic creatures. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Justin Long
    Justin Long - Wallace Bryton
  • Haley Joel Osment
    Haley Joel Osment - Teddy Craft
  • Michael Parks
    Michael Parks - Howard Howe
  • Johnny Depp
    Johnny Depp - Guy Lapointe
  • Harley Morenstein
    Harley Morenstein - Border Agent



Overall customer rating

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars with 219 reviews

88%of customers would recommend this to a friend
  • 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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • 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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great, quirky horror flick.

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    menotewe
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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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • 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.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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