Killing Zoe

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Senselessly violent and mean-spirited, Killing Zoe fails to deliver a much needed cleverness to back up its hyper-stylized flourishes.

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An adept safe-cracker, Zed (Eric Stoltz) arrives in Paris for his latest gig: a bank robbery organized by his old friend Eric (Jean-Hugues Anglade). On his first night in town, he spends time with a call girl, Zoe (Julie Delpy), only to be interrupted by Eric, who informs him that the heist is happening the next day. Zed is surprised but goes along, and is soon sorry he did. The job spirals into a bloody fiasco, the police surround the bank, and Zoe turns out to be one of the tellers.

Cast & Crew

Tai Thai
François
Gian-Carlo Scandiuzzi
Assistant Bank Manager
Roger Avary
Writer (Screenplay)
Lawrence Bender
Executive Producer
Rebecca Boss
Executive Producer
Quentin Tarantino
Executive Producer
tomandandy
Original Music
Tom Richmond
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Critic Reviews for Killing Zoe

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Audience Reviews for Killing Zoe

  • Aug 29, 2011
    This movie owes shit, jack-shit, to Tarantino. Just because Tarantino can hire better DP's and actors critics love to trash Avary. Clearly Mr. Avary is not a level-headed person (who doesn't miss the jailhouse tweets?) as was seen when he adapted a book with no plot, characters, theme, message, or anything that might classify pages of writing as a complete novel ('The Rules of Attraction") let alone something to adapt but kooky Avary found a way to adapt it so all I am saying is to leave any sanity at the door. If you enjoy dirty looking films that somehow make Paris look not that beautiful and if you enjoy movies about junkies with their oh-so-wonderful schemes they plot out and actually commit while high when, of course, shit hits the fan and everyone is too fucked up to properly handle a thing, 'KIlling Zoe' is the fun and crazy, like the characters but more to the point, like the director, movie for you.
    Jonny B Super Reviewer
  • Mar 03, 2010
    Tarantino has no middle ground. He writes brilliantly or he writes shit. This was clearly an early draft for Reservoir Dogs that should have been deleted and forgotten and thrown away. It's nothing more than drug-abuse and a bank robbery. The titular "Zoe" is never in any danger at all and I found it hard to believe they fell in love after one shag. Imagine the bank robbery at the start of The Dark Knight, drag that out to what feels like three hours, then have everyone over act. It wants to be cool, but it fails miserably.
    Marcus W Super Reviewer
  • Dec 05, 2009
    Roger Avery's completely subtle masterpiece of a bank heist epic. The story is incredibly well crafted and eccentric, without having any of Tarantino's stink all over it (which ruined Pulp Fiction for me). The filming style is quite original, but also homages classics like Dog Day Afternoon. The acting was extremely above average for a low budget, including one of Eric Stoltz's best performances.
    Conner R Super Reviewer
  • Mar 10, 2008
    Pretty fun bank-robbery-gone-wrong film. Nothing new to the genera, but very entertaining. The main villian Eric was a pretty terrible person, which makes for a great antagonist. Moral of the story?: Be nice to prostitutes, because they may save your life in a hostile situtation.
    Curtis L Super Reviewer

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