A Zed and Two Noughts
A Zed and Two Noughts (1990)

This twisted black comedy is obsessed in turn with swans, twins, and decay. Alba Bewick (Andréa Ferréol) is involved in a swan-related car accident near the zoo. The accident kills two other women, the wives of two twin zoologists, Oliver… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 25, 1990
DVD Release Date: November 23, 1999
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Critic Score: 79% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Nathan Lee
Village Voice

An enjoyably decadent, ridiculously convoluted thingamajig.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

liked this better the second time around, but it's still not one of my favorite Greenaways.

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Cole Smithey

Greenaway when he was still hungry.

Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

A big, over-the-top comedy, with a sense of humor probably best appreciated by misanthropic nihilists.

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Jeremiah Kipp
Slant Magazine

None of Greenaway's films take place in anything resembling naturalism or realism, and they don't feel modern. They're like archaic storybook adaptations of Jacobean plays illustrated by Vermeer.

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Shane Burridge

Another exercise in cataloguing, another elaborate death ritual, and another story inhabited with fixation

Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

Despite overkill in the ideas department, which many will find too pretentious for comfort or coherence, visually, Zed is a masterpiece.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Enjoyable as a work of perversion.

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Douglas Pratt

As fascinating and exciting as the images are, however, the drama is ridiculous as all get out.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Eric Broome
A delightfully perverse film. I'm sure that I will never see a better movie fixated on amputation and rotting carrion. As with most Peter Greenaway films,… More
Jared H
Too many weird naked men...I don't know about my teacher's taste in movies anymore.
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]Written and directed by Peter Greenaway, "A Zed and Two Noughts" is about two zoologist brothers, Oswald(Brian Deacon) and… More
Emily B.
A totally bizarre film filled with Greenaway's unique touches. A Zed & Two Noughts (Zoo) focuses on Oliver and Oswald Deuce, twins brothers and… More
Ed Fucking Harris
My first foray into the work of Peter Greenaway, a filmmaker I have heard much about, and have wanted to get into for awhile, but just never got around to it… More