Crumb (1995)

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

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 19, 1995
DVD Release Date: March 9, 1999
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Critic Score: 95% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Mike Clark
USA Today

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.'

Sean Axmaker

(An) offbeat and often uncomfortably revealing portrait of the legendary underground comic book artist Robert Crumb and his brothers, Maxon and Charles...

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Stan Hall

Among the all-time great American documentaries.

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Quentin Curtis
Independent on Sunday

Zwigoff's film rarely feels exploitative, and the fascination of Crumb and his family should not disguise the director's skill and sensitivity in marshalling his material.

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James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

an absolutely disarming documentary and one of the very best of its kind

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R. L. Shaffer

Crumb may be rough around the edges, even occasionally tedious, but what Zwigoff manages to uncover is honest, captivating and strangely visceral.

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Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis

Filled with haunting images, only a few of which are created by the hand of R. Crumb.

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Emanuel Levy

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.

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Jim Hunter
The documentary profiles Robert Crumb, a cartoonist with a fucked up family and a perverse artistic sensibility. A film with depth and probing intellect, Crumb… More
Chris Garman
You have probably seen Robert Crumb's images somewhere, be it on a comic book, a set of mud flaps, or in your mind at night. Crumb's documentary is an… More
Lucas Martins
Odd and wonderful study about Robert Crumb and underground comics with a dark view of America, sex and family.
_kelly .King
A bold and unflinching examination of an (socially edgy) artist and his equally talented but more troubled male siblings. Deserved its Grandy Jury Prize at… More
Cindy I
I have a hard time recommending this. The film is a typical talking head doc about comics artist Robert Crumb, with all the traits you'd expect --… More
Christopher Mercer
Crumb is Terry Zwigoff's quintessential documentary about legendary underground artist Robert Crumb, famous for his unique, highly strange and sexualized… More