Zigzag (2002)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: July 9, 2002
DVD Release Date: July 9, 2002
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Critic Score: 44% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Fine performances elevate the movie above the cliches.

Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

Mr. Goyer's loose, unaccountable direction is technically sophisticated in the worst way.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Goyer's screenplay and direction are thankfully understated, and he has drawn excellent performances from his cast.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...the film suffers from an overly meandering pace and a central character that's just not all that interesting.

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Gene Seymour

The movie, despite its rough edges and a tendency to sag in certain places, is wry and engrossing.

John Dentino
L.A. Weekly

A great ensemble cast can't lift this heartfelt enterprise out of the familiar.

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Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

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).

Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

A small movie with a big impact.

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Megan Turner
New York Post

The character of ZigZag is not sufficiently developed to support a film constructed around him.

Merle Bertrand
Film Threat

Heartwarming and gently comic even as the film breaks your heart.

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