The Zero Theorem Synopsis
Qohen Leth's controlled world is interrupted by a seductive woman and a turbulent man.
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Empire

By Kim Newman
It’s the tangle of workings-out not the easy answer that are the proof of a theorem, and that magnificent, sparkling, insightful chaos...
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80

Total Film

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The future as candy-coloured paranoid nightmare: not quite Gilliam’s best, but still the most satisfying movie he’s made for years.
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70

Time

By Mary Corliss
The Zero Theorem is a spectacle that demands to be cherished — as long as the society Gilliam portrays is a satire, not a prophesy.
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67

The Playlist

By Oliver Lyttelton
There’s much to like, from Waltz’s performance to the typically rich production and costume design.
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63

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

By Roger Moore
Like “Brazil” and “Twelve Monkeys,” it’s about human connections in a technologically warped world rendered lonely and unlivable by the...
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63

RogerEbert.com

By Matt Zoller Seitz
No matter how feverishly Gilliam directs and no matter how enthusiastically his actors act, the whole thing remains too, er, theoretical.
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

At once cluttered and cavernous, hysterical and static, romantic and cynical, The Zero Theorem works most effectively moment by moment and...
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60

CineVue

By John Bleasdale
All of Gilliam's little details are fun and there are some laugh-out-loud lines, but the actual story itself is never compelling and simply...
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
This all feels like an homage to Gilliam’s “Brazil,” though Zero Theorem also has shadows of “12 Monkeys” and other films in the onetime...
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30

Variety

By Leslie Felperin
A sci-fi confection that, at best, momentarily recalls the dystopian whimsy of the director’s best-loved effort, “Brazil,” but ends up...
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Not Brazil.

By nomoweho168
Read the reviews Zero is a sequel. No.Similar,dystopian future & love, ghost in the machine,corporations run the world & are successful at it but destroy the world and humanity in the process for the...

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Rated R | For Language and Some Sexuality/Nudity
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Common Sense Media says OK for kids 17+ Dense, messy, brilliant movie has some sex, language.
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