Zoo (2007)

Zoo (2007)




Critic Consensus: While a marginally fascinating look at a taboo subject, Zoo is bogged down by its overly artistic presentation.

Movie Info

In 2005 a bizarre new story spread from the sleepy rural town of Enumclaw, WA -- a man died of internal injuries sustained while attempting a sexual act with a horse. It was discovered the man was part of a small group of zoophiliacs -- people who crave erotic contact with animals -- and that they had been engaging in various activities with local animals for some time. While investigating the incident, Washington police authorities discovered the state had no laws on the books concerning … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
Directed By:
Written By: Robinson Devor, Charles Mudede
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On DVD: Sep 18, 2007

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Critic Reviews for Zoo

All Critics (50) | Top Critics (22)

Punch lines and outrage come easy, but beware: If you walk into this film with a secure moral judgment, prepare to have it shaken by the time you leave.

Full Review… | May 25, 2007
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Zoo, despite its elegance, teeters on a tightrope; by relying primarily on words from men who seem reluctant to talk much about what happened, it ends up having little to say.

Full Review… | May 11, 2007
Seattle Times
Top Critic

This experimental-style documentary invokes the waking dreams of David Lynch, Werner Herzog and Errol Morris. It's like a true-crime inquiry undertaken during a total eclipse.

Full Review… | May 11, 2007
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Devor has an eye; this is clear. If he trades some of the poetry for a little prose next time out, he'll really have something, whatever his subject.

Full Review… | May 10, 2007
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

Devor's moody style (silhouettes, reenactments, an ominously throbbing score) only heightens the sleazy Dateline NBC feel.

Full Review… | May 10, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Zoo is a cool sensibility married to a hot topic, a poetic film about a forbidden, unsettling subject.

Full Review… | May 4, 2007
Los Angeles Times
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Audience Reviews for Zoo


yeah, i watched zoo

Bob Stinson

Super Reviewer

Zoo doesn't exactly deal with the subject of bestiality. Instead it provides testimony of the events leading up to a mans death via penetration by a horse. It is an expose on the lives of a select group of men that feel more connected with animals than they do humans. These are not the sick weirdos you'd expect. They are normal and seemingly intelligent men. The film is shot as a beautiful reconstruction. Every scene is lit perfectly and has a dream like quality. It results in a film that you wish had been played as a fictional narrative. The film does not take shots at anyone and is a genuine attempt to understand these men and have them tell their story.

Luke Baldock

Super Reviewer

you probably don't want to watch this. it's well made but extremely disturbing. this is animal abuse no matter what these freaks may claim; they are no better than rapists and child molesters; sick

Stella Dallas

Super Reviewer

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