Zigzag (2002)



Critic Consensus: Fine performances elevate the movie above the cliches.

Movie Info

Zigzag is the directorial debut of screenwriter David S. Goyer (Blade, Blade 2). Based on the well-received debut novel by Landon J. Napoleon, the film tells the story of an autistic teenager, Louis "Zigzag" Fletcher (Sam Jones III). Zigzag is a sensitive and thoughtful boy who retreats into his own mind to escape the harshness of his inner-city life, particularly the abuse of his father (Wesley Snipes). His only friend is Singer (John Leguizamo), his compassionate Big Brother, who gives Louis … More

Rating: R (drug Content and Language)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: David S. Goyer
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 9, 2002
Silver Nitrate Films



as Dave Fletcher

as Dean Singer

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Critic Reviews for Zigzag

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (9)

Mr. Goyer's loose, unaccountable direction is technically sophisticated in the worst way.

Full Review… | June 27, 2002
New York Observer
Top Critic

The movie, despite its rough edges and a tendency to sag in certain places, is wry and engrossing.

Full Review… | June 21, 2002
Top Critic

A small movie with a big impact.

Full Review… | June 21, 2002
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Goyer's screenplay and direction are thankfully understated, and he has drawn excellent performances from his cast.

June 21, 2002
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

The character of ZigZag is not sufficiently developed to support a film constructed around him.

June 21, 2002
New York Post
Top Critic

A great ensemble cast can't lift this heartfelt enterprise out of the familiar.

Full Review… | June 21, 2002
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Zigzag

Excellent movie. Mentally disabled kid gets in trouble and his big brother is there to help him out.

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