Reviews

Crumb

4

If watching American Splendor piqued your curiosity about weirdo comic legend Robert Crumb, then prepare to take a long, strange (head)trip into the life of a man both hailed and hated.

Hailed because he escaped the shackles of a midwestern upbringing to launch, among other highly original, hugely controversial 'toon characters, Fritz The Cat. Hated because his art often finds expression through lurid grotesques and wildly overproportioned women; it's a world coloured by heavy narcotics.

Terry Ghost World Zwigoff's documentary latches itself on to the man himself, tracking him around various speaking tours and relishing open access to his life and thoughts. Peeling away the legend to show the conflicted human beneath, it's an illuminating peer into both his past and ideas. Fascinating.

Film Details

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  • UK Theatrical Release Date: July 1st 2004