Zoo Synopsis
A look at the life of a Seattle man who died as a result of a sexual encounter with a horse.
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Bold and unforgettable meditation on a truly bizarre incident that pokes at the very heart of one of our culture's biggest taboos.
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83

Portland Oregonian

By Shawn Levy
The result is an immersive experience that never forgets the basic facts of the story but attempts with a level head and open mind to...
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Whether meaning to or not, Devor and his accomplished crew expand our concept of the documentary film, which relegates this documentary to...
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Devor's sympathy for both the men and the animals is humane, yet his movie is palpably sad. A sense of shame cuts through all the...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

Compelling.
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
To what degree does Zoo test our limits of tolerance? In the end, not much, which is why Devor's strange, carefully composed objet d'art is...
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50

Premiere

By Glenn Kenny
Constructing the narrative (made up mostly of dramatic reenactments, although given the static nature of many of the scenes, the word...
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
You could wander into this poetic documentary willing to be sympathetic toward its subject -- men who have sex with horses -- and still...
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40

Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
Time and again, Devor sabotages his own attempt to bring "zoos," literally and figuratively, into the light.
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38

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
A bizarre quasi-documentary that more or less tries to rationalize bestiality as a harmless quirk.
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