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Zoo Reviews

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Emily Ashby
Common Sense Media
July 7, 2015
Patterson's tense doomsday thriller is campy but curious.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
November 24, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Hank Sartin
Time Out
November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Melissa Anderson
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film
July 10, 2008
Devor is not interested either in condemning or condoning bestiality, but rather in trying to understand the strange workings of the human animal.
Norm Schrager
September 22, 2007
a bizarre, moody entry that's part documentary, part drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
July 5, 2007
Director Robinson Devor makes an only mildly disgusting film about a wholly revolting subject.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Sky Hirschkron
Stylus Magazine
June 25, 2007
Zoo is the formal antithesis of To Catch a Predator-like exposÚs in its presentation of outcasts.
Full Review | Original Score: 70/100
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Neva Chonin
San Francisco Chronicle
May 25, 2007
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 | Original Score: 3/4
Pam Grady
May 19, 2007
Zoo, with its idiosyncratic subject matter, may not be the easiest sell in the world, but anyone interested in provocative, challenging, and unexpected fare owes it to themselves to check it out.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Shawn Levy
May 11, 2007
It's never explicit or sensational or tittering. And in that it's something of a golden example; political documentaries should be this careful and restrained.
| Original Score: B+
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Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times
May 11, 2007
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 | Original Score: 3.5/4
Gianni Truzzi
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
May 10, 2007
The film's techniques are implicit, not explicit, its soothing images of rural highways and nighttime solitude conveying the social blankness its subjects report.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
May 4, 2007
Zoo is a cool sensibility married to a hot topic, a poetic film about a forbidden, unsettling subject.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Maitland McDonagh
Film Journal International
May 1, 2007
The film's artistry makes it possible to consider the subject without sniggering or recoiling reflexively.
Ken Fox
TV Guide
April 27, 2007
[Interviewee Jenny Edwards'] own subsequent research into the abyss leaves her 'on the edge of understanding,' and this remarkable, haunting film will leave you feeling very much the same way.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Brian Orndorf
April 26, 2007
It's not a cheery film to watch, but there's an unexpected beauty and distance to Zoo that makes it easier to comprehend, if not understand, how this culture considers itself.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
April 26, 2007
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 | Original Score: 3/4

Empire Magazine
April 25, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dave White
April 25, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: A
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