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  • Summary: Zoo is an extraordinary glimpse into the life of a seemingly normal Seattle man whose secret sexual appetites led to his shocking death. (ThinkFilm)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    100
    Bold and unforgettable meditation on a truly bizarre incident that pokes at the very heart of one of our culture's biggest taboos.
  2. Reviewed by: Scott Foundas
    90
    A breathtakingly original nonfiction work by Seattle-based filmmaker Robinson Devor (whose "Police Beat" was among the highlights of Sundance's 2005 dramatic competition).
  3. Whether meaning to or not, Devor and his accomplished crew expand our concept of the documentary film, which relegates this documentary to art houses, not porn theaters.
  4. Reviewed by: Dana Stevens
    70
    It would have been easy to focus on the eroticism of horses, who, let's face it, are beautiful creatures to look at even for the nonzoophilically inclined, but Devor shows the animals only sparingly. For him, what's most interesting is what the horses represent to the men who (gulp) love them: the wildness and purity of nature itself.
  5. Devor doesn't endorse horse-on-man sex, but he does attempt--with sympathy--to account for the appeal.
  6. Reviewed by: David Ansen
    60
    Zoo avoids any taint of exploitation, but it errs on the opposite extreme. I came away from it wanting a little less Art and a lot more simple reportage.
  7. 38
    A bizarre quasi-documentary that more or less tries to rationalize bestiality as a harmless quirk.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 1 out of 3