Zoo

Zoo

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Zoo Reviews

Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3/4

November 24, 2011
Hank Sartin
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

November 18, 2011
Melissa Anderson
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 4/5

November 17, 2011

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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June 30, 2007
Neva Chonin
San Francisco Chronicle
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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 Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

May 25, 2007
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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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 Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2/4

May 11, 2007
Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times
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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 Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 11, 2007
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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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 Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 10, 2007

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

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

May 10, 2007
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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Zoo is a cool sensibility married to a hot topic, a poetic film about a forbidden, unsettling subject.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

May 4, 2007
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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You could wander into this poetic documentary willing to be sympathetic toward its subject -- men who have sex with horses -- and still find Zoo cryptic and borderline bogus.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C

May 3, 2007
Melissa Anderson
Time Out New York
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Jenny Edwards, the animal rescuer who intervened on the stallion's behalf, admits of zoophilia, 'I'm right at the beginning of being able to understand it.' Can we?

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 4/6

April 28, 2007
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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[The filmmakers] insist, none too convincingly, that animals are capable of consenting to fulfilling their sexual needs. Wilburrrrr!!

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 1.5/4

April 26, 2007
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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Filmed with visual beauty and conceptual taste -- too much so, say the film's detractors -- it's an eerie glimpse into a secret world.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3/4

April 26, 2007
Gene Seymour
Newsday
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As artful and delicate as director Robinson Devor tries to be with his documentary's disorienting material, the enterprise bogs down from the weight of its artistic intent and mannered methods.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 26, 2007
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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Zoo is, to a large extent, about the rhetorical uses of beauty. It is, rather more coyly, also about a man who died after having sex with a stallion.

| Original Score: 2.5/5

April 25, 2007
Dana Stevens
Slate
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Zoo is hardly a brief on behalf of the practice, but it does treat those who engage in it as something more than just contemptible freaks.

Full Review Source: Slate

April 24, 2007
David Ansen
Newsweek
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Zoo avoids any taint of exploitation, but it errs on the opposite extreme. I came away from it wanting a little less Art and a lot more simple reportage.

Full Review Source: Newsweek

April 24, 2007
Nathan Lee
Village Voice
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I can't believe I'm thinking about this stuff, but weirdly grateful to Zoo for going there.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

April 24, 2007
David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
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The artiness -- and the ambient drone -- of Zoo becomes oppressive, but it's still a ride like no other. I guess I couldn't suppress the urge to make dumb jokes. Call me a neigh-sayer.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

April 23, 2007
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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Robinson Devor and his accomplished crew expand our concept of the documentary film.

January 26, 2007
Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
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This film will confuse and surprise you. For the most part these guys seem like gentle, lonely and odd people, poorly socialized to human life.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

January 24, 2007
Scott Foundas
Variety
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The film's dramatic re-enactments, shot in lush 16mm by cinematographer Sean Kirby, create a fascinating blurring of the line between narrative and documentary storytelling, reminiscent of the work of Werner Herzog and Errol Morris.

Full Review Source: Variety

January 24, 2007
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