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A fascinating, funny and finally troubling documentary about the prolific, iconoclastic underground cartoonist Robert Crumb.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 95%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Crumb's sense of humor is his saving personal grace and the movie's insurance policy against total immersion into the morbid. But just so you know, Crumb fully earns its most revealing screen credit: 'David Lynch Presents.'"
‑ Mike Clark, USA Today
"an absolutely disarming documentary and one of the very best of its kind"
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson,
"Zwigoff's biography of Crumb is both absorbing and repellent, and it may be one of the best documentaries to make the connection between creativity and craziness."
‑ Thomas Delapa, Boulder Weekly
"Speaking as someone not of Crumb's generation, the film doesn't transcend the typical documentary formula."
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
"Crumb may be rough around the edges, even occasionally tedious, but what Zwigoff manages to uncover is honest, captivating and strangely visceral."
‑ R. L. Shaffer, IGN DVD
"Filled with haunting images, only a few of which are created by the hand of R. Crumb."
‑ Christopher Long, Movie Metropolis
"This brilliant docu is not just a portrait of a compulsive artist, but also a deep inquiry into the mysteries of art, creativity, mental illness and family bind."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Geek coolness abounds."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"I suppose it depends on your interest in the subject. Mine isn't great enough."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"(An) offbeat and often uncomfortably revealing portrait of the legendary underground comic book artist Robert Crumb and his brothers, Maxon and Charles..."
‑ Sean Axmaker,
"Among the all-time great American documentaries."
‑ Stan Hall, Oregonian
"Sporadically intriguing but ultimately overrated..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Unique, profound, and fairly disturbing."
‑ Rob Vaux, Flipside Movie Emporium
"As good as documentaries get. A look inside the bizarre private moments of an important American artist."
‑ Blake Davis, KFOR Channel 4 News
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