Zebrahead
Zebrahead (1992)

Zebrahead is an interracial love story between Zack (Michael Rapaport) and Nikki (N'Bushe Wright), two high-school students in Detroit. Zack, who is white, meets Nikki through his best friend Dee Wimms (DeShonn Castle), and the two… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: June 18, 2002
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Janet Maslin
New York Times

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.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

In Anthony Drazan's enjoyably offbeat Zebrahead, racial definition is the least important thing about anybody.

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Stephen Farber
Movieline

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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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

Zebrahead is a thoughtful film that speaks honestly and hopefully to urban teens. Drazan has earned his stripes.

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

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.

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Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews

The 'Okay, so what?' dissatisfied feeling does not serve this film well.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Zebrahead is not so much a movie as notes toward a movie - a good one, judging by what's on the screen.

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Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

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.

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Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Some of the film comes off as rather superficial, but there are moments of truth that ring throughout.

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