Kent Smith
Clark Collis
September 12, 2014 AT 04:00 AM EDT

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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