October 21, 2014

Justin Long in Kevin Smith's TUSK.

Directed by: Kevin Smith

Written by: Kevin Smith

Cast: Justin Long, Michael Parks, Génesis Rodríguez, Haley Joel Osment, Johnny Depp

Rating: R

Running Time: 102 minutes

If you enjoyed the abduction and physical transformation of the captives in THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE, then there is a good chance you will enjoy Kevin Smith’s TUSK. More lighthearted than the aforementioned film, Mr. Smith gets great performances from Justin Long as a dickish podcaster who is looking for a story and Michael Parks as a reclusive raconteur. The film looses its authenticity when Johnny Depp arrives two-thirds of the way through the film as a former bumbling Québécois officer. Kevin Smith, who earlier in his career wasn’t sure where to place the camera, does a good job of direction.

Grade: B-

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