7 Year Zigzag
7 Year Zigzag (2003)

A filmmaker with a vision finds that vision delayed due to tumultuous changes in his life in this independently produced feature. 7 Year Zigzag is the autobiographical tale of lead Richard Green, who narrates -- in rhyme -- his efforts to… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 24, 2003
DVD Release Date: March 15, 2005
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Dave Kehr
New York Times

Mr. Green's dewy romantic imagery, self-pitying tone and feeble grasp of the principles of poetic scansion suggest the powerful influence of Rod McKuen, a celebrated poet of the 1970's who has since fallen into disrepute.

Edward Havens

To be certain, Richard Green has created an enchanting and unique way of telling a story... I just wish I could have cared more about the Richard Green it was all about.

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David N. Butterworth
Movie Boeuf

The urgent, free flowing gimmicky rhythms of Richard Green's swing club hippie dream ultimately grow trite and tiresome by journey's end.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

The idea is fun for a while, but soon grows tiresome.

Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide

Green actually makes the mix sing, and the film is genuinely absorbing.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The entire documentary is accomplished in rhythm, rhyme and tune.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

It is spirited and heartfelt, but as [Green] meanders from college romances to corporate jobs to showbiz breaks, it's clear none of these incidents is actually worthy of big-screen attention.

Jon Lap
Apollo Guide

Said ingenuity is at times recursive in its chintzy pell-mell of images and superimpositions...

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Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

7 Year Zig Zag is experimental, more celebratory than story, and taken as such -- fun.

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