The Zero Theorem

The Zero Theorem

The Zero Theorem

Terry Gilliam's (Brazil) dystopian sci-fi, set in a future London, with Christoph Waltz as an eccentric and reclusive computer genius plagued with existential angst and working on a project aimed at discovering the meaning of life - or the lack thereof.

"Qohen (Waltz) lives in isolation in a burnt-out chapel, waiting for a phone call which he is convinced will provide him with answers he has long sought. His project has been delegated to him by Management (Matt Damon). But his solitary is disturbed by visits from the flirtatious Bainsley (Mélanie Thierry), and Bob (Lucas Hedges), Management’s wunderkind son. Yet it is only once he experiences the power of love and desire that he is able to understand his very reason for being." (Austin Fantastic Fest)

Future Film Festival Digital Award (Special Mention), Venice Film Festival 2013
2013Rating: M, Mature themes and coarse language107 minsUSA, Romania
DramaFantasyScience Fiction
Director:
Terry Gilliam ('Brazil', 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas', 'The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus')
Writer:
Pat Rushin
Cast:
Christoph WaltzMélanie ThierryDavid ThewlisLucas HedgesMatt DamonBen WhishawTilda SwintonRupert Friend
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Ends up dissolving into a muddle of unfunny jokes and half-baked ideas, all served up with that painful, herky-jerky Gilliam rhythm.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

A candy-coloured paranoid nightmare: not quite Gilliam's best, but still the most satisfying movie he's made for years.

4.0
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Time Out

Time Out

press

A lo-fi, future-tech farce with an air of high-end cyber panto.

3.0
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The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A Phil-Spector-type wall of zane. But The Zero Theorem basically defeated me.

2.0
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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

Gilliam is so busy shaping every visual element that his female lead has about as much depth as one of his clever props. Has an air of furious invention that cannot quite mask a disappointment with the world...

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Something of a roller coaster and fairly bumpy, the ride is the problem here.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

It's the tangle of workings-out not the easy answer that are the proof of a theorem, and that magnificent, sparkling, insightful chaos abounds here.

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Ends up dissolving into a muddle of unfunny jokes and half-baked ideas, all served up with that painful, herky-jerky Gilliam rhythm.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

A candy-coloured paranoid nightmare: not quite Gilliam's best, but still the most satisfying movie he's made for years.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

A lo-fi, future-tech farce with an air of high-end cyber panto.

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A Phil-Spector-type wall of zane. But The Zero Theorem basically defeated me.

2.0
0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

Gilliam is so busy shaping every visual element that his female lead has about as much depth as one of his clever props. Has an air of furious invention that cannot quite mask a disappointment with the world...

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Something of a roller coaster and fairly bumpy, the ride is the problem here.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

It's the tangle of workings-out not the easy answer that are the proof of a theorem, and that magnificent, sparkling, insightful chaos abounds here.

4.0
0

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