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Tusk

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TUSK Justin Long
Kent Smith

Tusk

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
102 minutes
Wide Release Date:
09/19/14
performer:
Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment, Michael Parks, Genesis Rodriguez
director:
Kevin Smith
distributor:
A24 Films
genre:
Horror

We gave it a B+

In Kevin Smith’s horror comedy, a deranged ex-sailor in Canada (Kill Bill‘s Michael Parks) decides to turn a visiting podcaster (Justin Long) into a walrus. Think that sounds crazy? Wait until an uncredited A-lister (we won’t say who) turns up two-thirds of the way through to hand in his most berserk performance to date (and that’s saying something). Tusk lands close to Human Centipede territory in gross-out-ness — a warning, not a complaint — but it also has a genuinely haunting quality as Long’s ties to humanity become ever more tenuous. B+

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