By Terry Zwigoff

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Date: 1995-04-21
  • Advisory Rating: R
  • Runtime: 2h 0min
  • Director: Terry Zwigoff
  • Production Company: Superior Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 12.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
From 228 Ratings


This is a remarkably revealing documentary about Robert Crumb, the creator of such underground comics as "Fritz the Cat." Director Terry Zwigoff, an old friend and colleague, links the hilariously rendered and rather peculiar obsessions of Crumb's graphic work to the artist's fantastically dysfunctional family.




  • Crumbs Shadow

    By JRedMur5
    He let his Shadow out of the dark places and allowed it roam on the pages of his sadistic and beautifully creative mad genius drawings he ejaculated from his pen.
  • If You Could Take 10 Documentaries...

    By Popcorn & Candy
    to a deserted island this is one of them. Crumb will forever be a brilliantly layered documentary going inside the mind and family of the controversial underground often misunderstood comic book artist, Crumb.

    By slappywag64
    Whenever I want to be artistically inspired I will watch this magnificent documentary, which I would place very high on my list of All-Time Favorite Films. I saw this when it was released at a small local art theater and was absolutely blown away by it. I had been a modest fan of Robert Crumb for a number of years but this elevated my opinion tenfold. Even if you disagree with his feelings towards women, culture, etc., one has to agree that his artististic abilities are amazing. I highly recommend checking out the notbooks of his artwork that have been published which of every day items and see the beauty that flows out og his pain. It is unfortunate that Crumb's sisters refused to participate in the docuentary because I think their perspective would added another dimension to the brothers Crumb. It had to have been a very, very strange family life. But Crumb has fled this country. America's loss is France's again. We just don't know what to do with mad dreamers who refuse to conform to cultural pressures.
  • Wow!

    By stwebb
    I just rented this movie, and I may eventually buy it. A wild climb thru Robert Crumbs bizarre family tree! I can't believe his brother Charles committed suicide before ever having an opportunity to experience sex. I think the brothers had a certain degree of genius, but it was never allowed to grow thanks to their father. I wish there was more info about Robert's son Jesse. He seems like a loving soul that didn't get enough love from his Dad. But I don't blame Robert moving from America to France; enjoy the remainder of your days Mr Crumb. Drink some fine French wine and enjoy a fat blunt!
  • Crumb

    By d'Ellabubbie
    They say that many artist have a dysfuntional inner self that makes their work special. This is a film that I just selected because I wanted to watch something new and different, something beyond what I knew about. I'm not really into the comic world but this film is well written, so you understand where its coming from and Crumbs background and how his personal life influenced his comic book graphics. An excellent documentary.
  • A look inside the life of a cultural icon

    By realmovielover
    If you were ever curious about the "keep on truckin'" comic creator, then this film is a must see. It's a video coffee table book and real life observation of a family that seems to get stranger by the day.
  • Title Goes Here

    By Weasel and I
    A fascinating, gritty foray into Americana and a cultural icon.
  • brilliant!!!!!!

    By nupics
    if you think YOU have a messed up family.... WOW! Captivating documentary and a must see movie. No... I am serious. rent it now!!!
  • people must see this film

    By 25or62to4
    this is one of the beast and interesting films ever. if you love or hate documentaries see this film