• Crumb (1995)


Release Date: April 28th, 1995

DVD Release Date: March 9th, 1999

R |1 hr 59 min

Plot Summary

Filmmaker Terry Zwigoff creates a complex but affectionate portrait of his longtime friend, underground cartoonist Robert Crumb. A notorious curmudgeon who would prefer to be alone with his fellow cartoonist wife Aline Kominsky-Crumb and his beloved vintage jazz records, Crumb reveals himself to be a complicated personality who suffered a troubled upbringing and harbors a philosophical opposition to the 1960s hippie underground that first celebrated his work.

Director: Terry Zwigoff

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Superior Pictures

Keywords: Creative, Friend, Brother, France, Wife, 1990s, Quest

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    One of the most remarkable and haunting documentaries ever made. show more

  • 90
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Crumb pulls us in with rich detail, and with what it says, or suggests, about art, drugs, psychology and the subconscious.... Like last year's "Hoop Dreams," this documentary does justice to a great subject. [08 Jun 1995]

  • 100
    Edward GuthmannSan Francisco Chronicle

    Crumb is one of the most provocative, haunting documentaries of the last decade. show more

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