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Tusk

Tusk

2014
Comedy
Horror
1h 42m
A man is captured by a maniac and tortured, physically and mentally, into becoming a walrus. (imdb)
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Tusk

2014
Comedy
Horror
1h 42m
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Rated 03 Dec 2014
45
15th
If Canada had a penis Kevin Smith would probably still be sucking it as I write this. The weird fascination with Canada is almost overshadowed by a piece of garbage being turned into a walrus. Haley Joel Osment has aged like a tree.
Rated 23 Feb 2017
70
63rd
A Canadian serial killer lures an LA podcast personality into rural Manitoba and surgically transforms him into a walrus. The concept is so fucking mental and the movie commits to it with such reckless abandon, that in this era of cookie cutter blockbusters, this flick deserves serious respect simply for existing on the silver screen. Plus, it contains Johnny Depp's most entertaining performance in over a decade, and I would pay money to watch Michael Parks just reciting the phone book.
Rated 19 Mar 2020
68
41st
Kevin Smith does stoner Kafka for the giggles and ends up cursing Justin Long, who to this day is trapped inside a walrus costume while Adam Driver gets all his roles. It's also effectively Michael Parks' swan song, who goes out body slamming Justin Long in a walrus costume.
Rated 18 Nov 2015
38
39th
As one of the 3 people in the world who doesn't listen to podcasts, I missed all the wackiness that would result in the culmination of this strange film, and instead was treated to a fireside chat that led to the admiration of a polished penile bone that led to an extremely well-crafted walrus-flesh onesie that led to Johnny Depp being more racist than usual that led to an uninspired ending that felt like the time I spent my $5 fireworks allowance on 10 boxes of magic snakes. Damn magic snakes.
Rated 27 Nov 2018
51
8th
After spending nearly two decades making comedies, Kevin Smith apparently can't do anything else. This "horror" movie struck me as more vaguely humorous than disturbing or terrifying. Case in point, Johnny Depp as a weird French Canadian detective with a fake nose, which is consequently the best part of this piece of crap.
Rated 29 Sep 2016
51
29th
Apart from a fantastic Michael Parks, this movie just stumbles through its running time with boring scenes that were meant to be funny (I suppose) and silly scenes that were meant to be unnerving (I suppose). I do appreciate the batshit crazy premise, better this than the Xth bland franchise-building studio movie, but for me it mainly fell flat on its fa- ...erm, snout?
Rated 03 Dec 2014
40
16th
I'm a big Smith fan, but holy crap this was bad. A good idea mishandled as fuck. Smith just doesn't have the horror chops for this. Tusk can't figure out if it wants to be scary or funny and ends up being neither. You can almost hear Smith going "Yeah, I know it's bad, but at least it's funny, right?". Making scary movies is a lot like pimping religion or sex. The customer won't believe if you don't believe. You need to go all in, when making a scary movie and sadly Tusk never went FULL WALRUS.
Rated 04 Oct 2014
50
21st
You get exactly what you can reasonably expect from such a movie with such a plot. It basically just unfolds in front of you. Like The Human Centipede it is just too bizarre not to watch. Avoid major spoilers if possible, like any images online or any casting rumors. Kevin Smith gave Justin Long only one direction and he followed it perfectly: Look exactly like Anthony Kiedis.
Rated 19 Sep 2014
13
31st
My 1000th rated film. What a great way to celebrate cinema.
Rated 22 Aug 2018
73
53rd
This movie is crazy. I see a lot of people saying that it doesn't really work as a horror or comedy. I don't think it's really supposed to be specifically either. Or a parody. It has those elements in bits and pieces but to me it feels like it should in a genre of weird. Kevin Smith wrote a movie that is like people watching, it's interesting because you get a glimpse outside your norm. This is just outside everybody's norm. I dunno, maybe I'm just weird but I really enjoyed the insanity.
Rated 08 Jan 2017
40
23rd
Just think - in 300 years, high school English teachers will force kids to analyze the metaphorical depth of how the main character represents sloth and ego, and how the villain is constantly repenting and trying to correct the sins of his youth, when in reality, this is just another shitty Kevin Smith movie.
Rated 17 May 2017
43
10th
(Viewed in 2015): Tusk, the first installment of Smith's regrettable True North trilogy, is based on a throwaway podcast story which likely resulted from his love of the wacky tobacky. Dope has long fueled the creative engines of artists, but Kevin Smith was hardly a creative genius to begin with, so the effects have been deleterious for his limited artistry. Tusk is watchable due to Parks and the sheer craziness of the premise, but Smith doesn't have the skill to really make it work.
Rated 15 May 2016
50
45th
This is what happens when you get high and come up with ridiculous movie ideas...except this time the guy coming up with the idea is an actual film director who made it real! As ridiculous as anything I've seen growing up watching schlock horror in the 80's. It doesn't really work, but at least they took a risk. I say if you're going weird, might as well swing for the fences! The upcoming " Yoga Hosers" is the 2nd film in a trilogy, also starring Depp, his daughter and Smith's daughter.
Rated 27 Feb 2015
42
16th
Considering Kevin Smith's other movies besides Jersey girl this was pretty stupid.
Rated 25 Feb 2015
15
8th
This movie is strange in that I hate it more in retrospect. Initially gave it a 33 but now can't remember why I'd have given it that high a score. Lowering the score because I can't recall a single non-irritating thing about it and I'm pissed off at having memories of this piece of crap taking up space in my brain.
Rated 02 Dec 2014
65
29th
Parks and Long were awesome. 40 minutes (or so) in - Really creepy, great dialogue, some genuinely funny parts. Walrus reveal is gross and demented (great). Should be an 85 at least. Rest of movie - "Cameo" seriously hurts film, so weird-for-the-sake-of-weird . Rest of film is uneven. Tone shifts aren't done that well, comedy sometimes falls flat, becomes a little dull, horror doesn't work mostly, doesn't commit to anything. The end - oddly moving though, and definitely original. Also well shot.
Rated 28 Oct 2015
40
5th
There's something fishy about this film and it stinks. It's too bad really, I was enjoying this movie up to a certain point. Kevin Smith's direction builds up some good intrigue and suspense and then all the good-will that he builds up for you is pulled out from under you and the movie becomes (hopefully a satire of) the Human Centipede. Human body modification and torture galore and it's not pretty. It's all so very torturous and sad with a letdown ending...
Rated 18 Jan 2015
53
20th
Incredibly frustrating. The first half of the film is great; the second half is absolute shit.
Rated 09 Dec 2014
27
9th
The problem with those great ideas for movies you come up high on weed is that they really aren't as great as they seemed at the time. Kevin Smith should have retired from film-making when he said he would instead of making movies he came up with in an hour. Any chance this film had, was destroyed by Johnny Depp.
Rated 04 Oct 2017
60
15th
Look, I came for Justin Long being turned into a walrus. What I got was Justin Long being turned into a walrus
Rated 21 Oct 2017
40
7th
Kevin Smith continues to his journey as a filmmaker who doesn't care what anyone likes. More and more, he takes on projects that he, and his devoted followers, think are great but are lost on the rest of us. There is something noble about this tactic, but it doesn't make it any easier to sit through these film. Never go full walrus. Everyone knows that.
Rated 09 Sep 2015
50
10th
Evil Christoph Waltz captures fuckhead radio host Justin Long and turns him into a walrus while his wife bangs his best bud and also radio host and then they find him and keep him as a pet.
Rated 21 Feb 2019
20
4th
Decent start but it just falls off the rails into grossness and boredom. I enjoyed the Canadian jokes and it looks like Yoga Hosers will focus more on that. Johnny Depp just meanders. Movie isn't funny or scary enough; just gross. It's probably easiest to summarize this movie as a concept that was too shallow. Fav scene: initial reveal of Justin Long as a walrus.
Rated 25 Feb 2017
50
39th
Kevin Smith's attempt at a horror movie can't help itself but becoming a comedy/horror mess by the end of the film. Michael Parks is brilliant at times as the story's villain attempting to turn Justin Long into a walrus. Once the search for Justin Long begins the story becomes a total mess including the ridiculous addition of Johnny Depp's character.
Rated 07 Feb 2016
35
5th
Some moments that are entertaining in how bizarre they are, but overall its just really bad. With annoying/jerk characters, failed attempts at humor and an ending that is so bad its insulting, this isn't worth watching even for the bizarre factor.
Rated 19 Sep 2014
80
77th
If Kevin could commit to a straight up 100% horror film, this movie could've been a 100, because the horror scenes were great. Some of the secondary storyline just seemed to drag at parts and the comedy went too over the top. As a SmodCo fan I am thankful for this film and all the endless funny podcasts we get for free, but I just wish he would've went full horror.
Rated 25 Jan 2019
25
27th
Pretty shit. It's unfunny and boring, has too many stretched out scenes and Depp is terrible. I guess the story is original?
Rated 31 Jul 2016
15
9th
What the fuck! The ending was sick Exotic animal farm what??!!!! Kevin Smith you have sick mind.
Rated 19 Jun 2018
40
4th
What starts as an intriguing take on Misery completely falls apart halfway through to make room for gross-out butchery, a bafflingly unfunny cameo and an overly melodramatic showdown that mocks the viewer for giving a shit in the first place.
Rated 13 Aug 2019
37
31st
not so good
Rated 24 Oct 2021
36
15th
20 points for the use of Fleetwood Mac's Tusk, which honestly is a requirement, so it's a lazy 20 and the rest goes to the makeup crew.
Rated 11 Dec 2019
30
7th
Johnny Depp gives a horrible performance worthy of Tommy Wiseau-acclaim
Rated 16 Mar 2015
60
43rd
This film is super weird, but it's kind of not weird enough. Smith doesn't fully commit to the horror or the absurdity of the story. There are several scenes containing Smith's particular sense of humour, and they just don't fit. The actual horror scenes are pretty well done - I was certainly horrified. It could have been good, but it's just too... Kevin Smith.
Rated 24 Dec 2014
40
31st
Tusk might be a complete failure of a horror movie, but it's very funny and far too strange to completely ignore. It goes places you probably wish it wouldn't, and is never scary or dramatic. It's weird and unintentionally funny, as well as filled with performances that are captivating -- and that's regardless of whether they're good or bad. Tusk is an oddity, and while it's not a good movie, those looking for a very weird movie might find it worthwhile.
Rated 09 Feb 2015
65
43rd
Nierowne jak diabli. Sa w tym filmie absolutnie rewelacyjne sceny, a obok nich zupelnie nijakie. Duzy plus za gre aktorska i elementy humorystyczne. Fajnie tez zobaczyc znow H. L. Osmenta, choc chlopak raczej nie moze liczyc na wiele znaczacych rol bedac tak pulchnym ;) Rzecz dla fanow absurdalnych filmow grozy. Ludzka Stonoga ma powaznego konkurenta!
Rated 23 Oct 2014
40
3rd
A horror-comedy that's never funny nor scary. The only joy out of this film is to see the final form, which is reasonably satisfying. Other than that, the film is padded to hell, with digressions upon digressions, making this a horrid chore to sit through for the most part. If you found John Depp's character hilarious and engaging, then you're in luck. he's getting a whole film for himself!
Rated 14 Dec 2014
65
47th
Pretty impressive. Very disturbing. Long and Parks do great jobs, and Smith does write dialogue pretty perfectly. However the rest of this movie's writing is spotty. I kind of wish they split this into two films, one for the horror, and one for the mystery. I didn't hate Johnny Depp in this, like most, but the last half hour took something away from the film. A solid Smith film, just not on the Clerks II level.
Rated 09 Aug 2015
55
19th
I can't tell if it's Human Centipede satire, or what? Either way, it doesn't work. A few funny American/Canadian jokes and the rest is pure laughably stupid scenarios and interactions.
Rated 27 Dec 2014
49
39th
I have to say that repulsion, visuals, acting and dialogue were stunningly nice. There was all the elements for a good story but the problem was the structure of the plot. It just did not work at all. Shame, it could be a helluva story since everything else worked fine.
Rated 31 Dec 2014
68
44th
Packed with in-jokes for the SModcast listeners, but works surprisingly well for us normal folks too. A strange mixture of well made repulsion horror and well written comedy.
Rated 14 Dec 2014
50
6th
I can't put my finger on who the director is but the main character is a podcaster, there's a lot of forced references to Canada, and the dialogue sucks.
Rated 09 Sep 2015
40
10th
Jayzus, who thought this was a good idea? At least Johnny Depp had the sense to wear a disguise.
Rated 02 Aug 2017
69
13th
Goo Goo G'joob! Imagine "The Human Centipede" in Canada with a walrus! That and the downfall of Johnny Depp!
Rated 25 Jun 2019
63
24th
I'll give Kevin Smith credit that he tries for different things, but sometimes, it's like a cook who decides, hey, no one's ever made anything with ketchup, ice cream, orange juice, scallops, and flax seed... so let's do this! ... The antagonist in this film is bizarre (but not in any interesting way), the characters are all unlikable, the dialogue is weird very often for the sake of being weird. Not his best work by any stretch.
Rated 23 Jul 2022
35
13th
The first 30 minutes were decent but then the movie crashed hard.
Rated 11 Dec 2014
20
11th
What is this movie even trying to be? A comedy or a horror? Either way this movie just fucking blows. The movie tries to poke humor in things that are not funny while also trying to be scary somehow. Am I suppose to really find humor in the fact they implemented an already unfunny Canadian stereotype?
Rated 20 Jul 2021
90
52nd
Very bizarre horror that I think would have been even scarier if it didn't get so goofy at time, but knowing Kevin Smith wrote and directed, that's expected. Still, a fun and unusual time.
Rated 25 Jan 2015
85
49th
Kevin smith clearly had fun making this and i had lots of fun watching, if you can get over the initial weirdness, the story that michael parks weaves into it as motivation is fantastic. I love it, im glad kevin smith is doing what he wants to do, because i love seeing what he can come up with. its exactly what i was hoping a kevin smith horror would be. If you think it was meant to be straight horror, then you need to learn who kevin smith is
Rated 05 Dec 2014
7
49th
Whut?
Rated 24 Sep 2014
67
56th
Smith's swinging for the fences a lot here, and he whiffs just as often as he connects. But when he connects, we're left gawping at something that's haunting and crammed with live-wire energy and unforgettably batshit nuts and--most importantly--angry and misanthropic as hell. This movie does not like people. This movie thinks its characters deserve what comes to them. And what comes to them is gross. It's interesting. I dug it, I think.
Rated 31 Mar 2020
14
8th
D-
Rated 03 Dec 2014
70
42nd
TUSK is my artistic spirit animal: a whimsical, goofy idea that became reality. Is it everything I wanted it to be? No, but then again, it would have been hard to be that. Parks' dialogue is brilliant. Long plays the annoying self-important internet brat very well, too. When the walrus is revealed, it's goofy but it's twisted. "The cameo"... it's not that it isn't funny... it just doesn't really fit. 2-movies-in-1 isn't necessarily a BAD thing, but, I do wish it stuck more to one over the other.
Rated 07 Apr 2017
62
31st
An interesting idea without compelling characters or skillful direction, resulting in film that meanders throughout its runtime, never really finding its footing. There are moments of genuine tension, genuine intrigue and genuine comedy, but they are arranged in such away that a consistent tone is never reached and the impact of these scenes falls flat. Parks is hilarious whilst still bringing a surprising depth to his character. Long is hokey, but he is in a cheap(ish) human-skin walrus suit.
Rated 17 Jan 2015
50
10th
Everything feels so dated, podcasts, the Star Wars kid (2003). I don't watch much horror but many were quick to point out that much of this has been done, Human Centipede apparently. The end of the film will leave you unsatisfied.
Rated 23 Mar 2015
83
79th
Thought it was great! I don't view it as a horror film and being Canadian I'm probably biased; but I thought it was clever and well made.
Rated 18 Aug 2022
35
21st
The reveal is haunting and hilarious at the same time. It’s so over the top but the lead up is pretty dull… D+
Rated 17 Jul 2016
40
58th
I hate the humour in this, the fact that it's Kevin Smith, the shitty Johnny Depp cameo... but I enjoyed the originality (what little there is).
Rated 07 Sep 2014
60
23rd
Kevin Smith's horror film is certainly successful at revelling in weirdness. The film is laced with weird humour that is rife with cliches about Canada. While the story is intriguing, and I did laugh at some of the pitch black jokes, I found the movie has long stretches of dull scenes in the second act. I think the problem for me is that aside from the two main characters, the rest of the characters aren't very interesting and just feel like chess pieces to move the plot along.
Rated 18 Oct 2015
55
34th
Took a little while to figure out exactly what this was. Hearing Kevin Smith talk about it really ups the appreciation I have for it. Michael Parks is great, Johnny Depp is horrendous in this.
Rated 10 Dec 2014
1
16th
Stop creating crap, Smith. Finish the Clerks trilogy, then you have my blessing to quit or whatever you want to do. Genesis Rodriguez... Yes please.
Rated 28 Sep 2014
0
0th
From there, the raucous pair of commentators chuckled themselves silly concocting a horror-meets-comedy tale about the man with a room, a walrus suit and a cryptic ad. The ad turned out to be nothing but a prank, by the way, but when Smith and Mosier asked their Twitter followers to tweet "#WalrusYes" if they wanted to see their hypothetical script turned into the next Kevin Smith "masterpiece," thousands did so. (pluggedin.com)
Rated 31 Aug 2016
18
2nd
If I heard the story right (i.e. the segment of Kevin Smith's podcast playing during the credits) this movie was a big joke from its conception, not taken seriously at all. And if the creator doesn't take his idea seriously, why should I? I'm sure it was a lot funnier on paper, but the movie's biggest offense by far is just being too boring for too much of the running time.
Rated 03 Aug 2015
75
64th
hahahahahahahaha
Rated 04 Dec 2014
56
6th
Kevin Smith makes films for devoted Kevin Smith fans; I don't know if his legion of fans were crying out for this but here we are. It's funny and grotesque enough. Even though I don't think I'm the audience for whatever the hell this is supposed to be, I'm fine with Smith following his own weird muse into trilogies about Canadian stereotypes and turning Justin Long into a walrus. Sure beats "Mallrats", at any rate.
Rated 18 Dec 2014
40
3rd
Even though I'm generally OK with Kevin Smith movies and I follow some of his podcasts and have been hearing about this movie for over a year now, I didn't have a great time. I saw it tried to do and appreciate it for it but still was not the flick for me.
Rated 03 Oct 2015
30
2nd
Pretty much just not a good movie
Rated 07 Feb 2015
80
79th
Fun, crazy make up effect, rushed ending though. Still #walrusyes
Rated 11 Dec 2017
88
45th
i love it when creators take a goofy concept and take it as seriously as they can.
Rated 12 Sep 2021
33
10th
Is it shitty? Absolutly Did I laugh? Absolutly, it goes straight to my "movies that i enjoyed ironically" list
Rated 08 Mar 2015
55
24th
I have mixed feelings about this.
Rated 29 Jan 2015
40
19th
What?
Rated 21 Sep 2014
1
3rd
The ending sukt.
Rated 18 Oct 2014
68
24th
This film starts off great but looses its way before the end. The first two thirds of the movie play like a really interesting and good horror film. However the final third of the film goes off course and introduces a weird and a not very affective character. A possible rewrite of the last third of the film could have made this a really good horror movie.
Rated 02 Oct 2014
78
53rd
One utterly hilarious scene. The rest would have been better as part of a stand up routine.
Rated 03 Dec 2014
70
19th
The first half: Wow, I don't understand why this got panned! The second half: Wow, this is a literal piece of shit! Kevin.. please just skip the two spin offs and make Clerks 3 and resign....... thanks :)
Rated 04 Dec 2014
4
0th
A sly historical allegory by Smith, eliciting from viewers the same symptoms as were found in the infamous Tuskegee Syphilis Study: fever, malaise, headaches, hair loss, and lesions. (Alternately, it could be argued that the film is about listening to the Fleetwood Mac song of the same name--the side effects are similar.)
Rated 16 Oct 2020
39
12th
Horrible and entertaining, but mostly the former...
Rated 05 Feb 2021
5
2nd
I wasn't expecting much from Kevin Smith's attempt to ride the coattails of "The Human Centipede", but this is way worse than I ever imagined. It's an expensively produced work of an amateur, a capricious yet predictable genre mishmash with shitty effects, terrible pacing and odious photography. But all that would be forgiven if the film was as funny as it aims to be. It's what Smith tries to pass for comedy that reeks the most.
Rated 20 Sep 2014
76
40th
An obnoxious podcast host (Justin Long) finds himself at the mercy of a madman (Michael Parks), who wants nothing more than to have a walrus for a friend--and intends to get one by unorthodox means. Absurd premise, based on an episode of writer/director Kevin Smith's podcast, is followed through to its logical (ha ha) conclusion, and proves most enjoyable. Long, Parks, and a certain guest star provide commited and very funny performances; the practical effects are a sheer delight. Recommended.
Rated 12 Oct 2021
60
23rd
Оценка - 61 Общая - 58 Нарратив - 5.5 Сценарий - 6 Постановка - 5 Целостность - 5 Монтаж - 6 Выполнение своей цели - 6 Флоу - 6.5 Жанр - 7 Личное - 6 Атмосфера - 6 Эмоции - 6 Актерская игра - 6 Саундтрек - 5 Синематографи - 5.5 Визуал - 5.5 Звук - 5 Продакшн дизайн - 6 Костюмы - 5 Грим - 8 Развлечение - 5
Rated 06 Jan 2015
50
34th
This is the weirdest film I've watched in a long time... But the longer I think about it the more I like it.
Rated 13 Dec 2014
20
5th
20 points for Genesis Rodriguez being insanely fine. The actual movie itself is nothing but garbage. The parts that are supposed to be serious are unintentionally funny while the parts that are supposed to be funny are just groan-inducingly bad
Rated 07 Nov 2020
76
14th
Captivating, grueling, and rather predictable.
Rated 03 Sep 2016
30
29th
Horribleeeeeeeeeeee
Rated 30 Oct 2016
73
47th
Because everyone I talked to did not seem to like Tusk, I was in no hurry to see it. I wish I did not wait so long to check out this movie. I found Tusk hilarious and also deeply disturbing. One of the greatest sources of laughter came from the character Guy Lapointe, played by Johnny Depp, which I was unaware of until researching it. The last scene achieved a unique film experience for me where I was simultaneously laughing, emotionally moved, and horrified. What a terrific performance by Micha
Rated 23 Jul 2015
1
0th
I would equate viewing this film to consuming a jar of feces, it's moronic, gross, grueling, arduous and in the end you're left feeling awful.
Rated 12 Sep 2021
30
23rd
such a bizarre film lmfao
Rated 27 Nov 2016
50
12th
Seems like weird, fucked up shit is becoming mainstream now.
Rated 08 Apr 2024
70
80th
This movie traumatizes me than 99% of horror films released now.

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