8.0/10
17,076
100 user 77 critic
An intimate portrait of controversial cartoonist Robert Crumb and his traumatized family.

Director:

Terry Zwigoff

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Prime Video

ON DISC
16 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Louie Bluie (1985)
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

About the obscure country-blues musician and idiosyncratic visual artist Howard "Louie Bluie" Armstrong, member of the last known black string band in America.

Director: Terry Zwigoff
Stars: Howard Armstrong, Ted Bogan, Jay Lynch
Ghost World (2001)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

With only the plan of moving in together after high school, two unusually devious friends seek direction in life. As a mere gag, they respond to a man's newspaper ad for a date, only to find it will greatly complicate their lives.

Director: Terry Zwigoff
Stars: Steve Buscemi, Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson
Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

An original mix of fiction and reality illuminates the life of comic book hero everyman Harvey Pekar.

Directors: Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini
Stars: Paul Giamatti, Shari Springer Berman, Harvey Pekar
Hoop Dreams (1994)
Documentary | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A film following the lives of two inner-city Chicago boys who struggle to become college basketball players on the road to going professional.

Director: Steve James
Stars: William Gates, Arthur Agee, Emma Gates
Documentary | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A film that successfully argued that a man was wrongly convicted for murder by a corrupt justice system in Dallas County, Texas.

Director: Errol Morris
Stars: Randall Adams, David Ray Harris, Gus Rose
Documentary | Biography | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Daniel Johnston, manic-depressive genius singer/songwriter/artist is revealed in this portrait of madness, creativity and love.

Director: Jeff Feuerzeig
Stars: Daniel Johnston, Mabel Johnston, Bill Johnston
Crumb (2016)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A father and daughter fall victim to the Walking Bread.

Director: Dan McGee
Stars: Dan McGee, Jessica Fay, James Shillito
Budding Prospects (TV Short 2017)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A group of friends leave San Francisco in 1983 to start their own marijuana enterprise out in the country.

Director: Terry Zwigoff
Stars: Brett Gelman, Natalie Morales, Joel David Moore
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Starting from childhood attempts at illustration, the protagonist pursues his true obsession to art school. But as he learns how the art world really works, he finds that he must adapt his vision to the reality that confronts him.

Director: Terry Zwigoff
Stars: Max Minghella, Sophia Myles, John Malkovich
Grizzly Man (2005)
Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A devastating and heart-rending take on grizzly bear activists Timothy Treadwell and Amie Huguenard, who were killed in October of 2003 while living among grizzly bears in Alaska.

Director: Werner Herzog
Stars: Timothy Treadwell, Amie Huguenard, Werner Herzog
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

An innovative concert movie for the rock group The Talking Heads.

Director: Jonathan Demme
Stars: David Byrne, Bernie Worrell, Alex Weir
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Documentary about an aspiring filmmaker's attempts to finance his dream project by finally completing the low-budget horror film he abandoned years before.

Director: Chris Smith
Stars: Mark Borchardt, Mike Schank, Tom Schimmels
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Crumb ... Himself
Aline Kominsky-Crumb Aline Kominsky-Crumb ... Herself (as Aline Crumb)
Charles Crumb Charles Crumb ... Himself
Maxon Crumb Maxon Crumb ... Himself
Robert Hughes Robert Hughes ... Himself
Martin Muller Martin Muller ... Himself
Don Donahue Don Donahue ... Himself
Dana Morgan Dana Morgan ... Herself (as Dana Crumb)
Trina Robbins Trina Robbins ... Herself
Spain Rodriguez Spain Rodriguez ... Himself
Bill Griffith Bill Griffith ... Himself
Deirdre English Deirdre English ... Herself
Peggy Orenstein Peggy Orenstein ... Herself
Beatrice Crumb Beatrice Crumb ... Herself
Kathy Goodell Kathy Goodell ... Herself
Edit

Storyline

This movie chronicles the life and times of R. Crumb. Robert Crumb is the cartoonist/artist who drew Keep On Truckin', Fritz the Cat, and played a major pioneering role in the genesis of underground comix. Through interviews with his mother, two brothers, wife, and ex-girlfriends, as well as selections from his vast quantity of graphic art, we are treated to a darkly comic ride through one man's subconscious mind. As stream-of-consciousness images incessantly flow forth from the tip of his pen, biting social satire is revealed, often along with a disturbing and haunting vision of Crumb's own betes noires and inadequacies. As his acid-trip induced images flicker across our own retinas, we gain a little insight into this complex and highly creative individual. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Weird sex · Obsession · Comic books


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for graphic sex-related cartoons, and for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Sony Pictures Classics

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 April 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Κραμπ See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,859, 23 April 1995

Gross USA:

$3,041,083

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,041,083
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Superior Pictures See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Psychologist Jordan B. Peterson regards it as the 'most brilliant documentary' he's ever seen. See more »

Goofs

"San Francisco" is misspelled in the closing titles. The caption reads: "Max Crumb still lives in San Francicsco". See more »

Quotes

Charles Crumb: [to his mother] You would always threaten to give us enemas if we didn't behave properly.
See more »

Connections

Features Tetris (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

A Real Slow Drag
Composed by Scott Joplin
Performed by David Boeddinghaus
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Insightful
18 March 2006 | by FreeMMSee all my reviews

Fascinating documentary about a US underground cartoonist, Robert Crumb. Although I'd heard of Crumb (mainly through American Splendour I wasn't that aware of his work although some of his cartoons were images that I'd seen before. Basically the guy did an assortment of freaky and surreal images straight out of the darker recesses of his mind. Criticised for his portrayal of women in his comics by some, the film delves into what can only be described as a unique family background, where his brothers appear to be as divorced from reality as his comics are. It was good enough to get me to go and check out some of his stuff.


8 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 100 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed