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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 his nickname, and tells the boy he's imbued with special powers. He's trying to get… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 44%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Mr. Goyer's loose, unaccountable direction is technically sophisticated in the worst way."
‑ Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
"Goyer's screenplay and direction are thankfully understated, and he has drawn excellent performances from his cast."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"...the film suffers from an overly meandering pace and a central character that's just not all that interesting."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Not at all clear what it's trying to say and even if it were - I doubt it would be all that interesting."
‑ Scott Weinberg, Apollo Guide
"The movie, despite its rough edges and a tendency to sag in certain places, is wry and engrossing."
‑ Gene Seymour, Newsday
"A great ensemble cast can't lift this heartfelt enterprise out of the familiar."
‑ John Dentino, L.A. Weekly
"O roteiro tem seus momentos de fraqueza e o protagonista é distante demais para estabelecer uma identificação com o espectador, mas, ainda assim, o filme funciona graças às ótimas atuações oferecidas pelo elenco (especialmente a do estreante Sam Jones)."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Though Jones and Snipes are enthralling, the movie bogs down in rhetoric and cliché."
‑ Robert Wilonsky, New Times
"A small movie with a big impact."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"The character of ZigZag is not sufficiently developed to support a film constructed around him."
‑ Megan Turner, New York Post
"Heartwarming and gently comic even as the film breaks your heart."
‑ Merle Bertrand, Film Threat
"Leguizamo and Jones are both excellent and the rest of the cast is uniformly superb."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
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