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Zebrahead Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
September 19, 2006
The movie takes us to the two places where bigotry are both nurtured and perpetuated, the home (here single parent) and the racially diverse school, where the youngsters prove more mature and open-minded than their parents.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
In the absence of the usual teen-movie pyrotechnics, Zebrahead has a quiet, stagy style, more like a 1950's teleplay with a social conscience than a stormy present-day tale of racial strife.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Scott Weinberg
November 14, 2002
A movie more earnest and well-meaning than wholly successful, Zebrahead is still worthy of praise - if only for treating its teenagers like actual people.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Stephen Farber
January 9, 2002
The shooting seems like a lame attempt to inflate a small, well-observed story with a significance it hasn't earned.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Zebrahead is not so much a movie as notes toward a movie - a good one, judging by what's on the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
In Anthony Drazan's enjoyably offbeat Zebrahead, racial definition is the least important thing about anybody.
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Zebrahead is a thoughtful film that speaks honestly and hopefully to urban teens. Drazan has earned his stripes.
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
The pulsing beats collected by music supervisor M.C. Serch...act almost as another living player in the film, imbuing it with a certitude which surely would have left Drazan's film lacking had it not been there.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
Some of the film comes off as rather superficial, but there are moments of truth that ring throughout.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dustin Putman
January 1, 2000
The film is often overwrought, even if it is well-meaning...The ending is especially unconvincing, as it seems to switch to the end credits while still in midstream.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mark R. Leeper
January 1, 2000
The 'Okay, so what?' dissatisfied feeling does not serve this film well.
Full Review | Original Score: low +1 out of -4..+4
Michael Dequina
January 12, 2007
| Original Score: 2/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
April 8, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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