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The Zero Theorem

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THE ZERO THEOREM David Thewlis and Christoph Waltz

The Zero Theorem

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
106 minutes
Limited Release Date:
09/19/14
performer:
Tilda Swinton, Christoph Waltz
director:
Terry Gilliam
distributor:
Amplify
genre:
Sci-fi and Fantasy

We gave it a B

Terry Gilliam’s bag of tricks may be motley, multicolored, and lovingly crafted, but its contents are not unlimited. His new dystopian allegory plays like a digital-age version of his classic Brazil. Christoph Waltz makes the weirdness work as a hairless ascetic who crunches unfathomably complex equations for a living. His latest assignment: Produce a quantitative proof that existence is meaningless. Gilliam’s penchant for overstimulation can numb your visual cortex, but Theorem is still the best thing he’s pulled out of that bag in a while. (Also on iTunes and VOD) B

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