The Zero Theorem
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A computer hacker's goal to discover the reason for human existence continually finds his work interrupted thanks to the Management; this time, they send a teenager and lusty love interest to distract him.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 54%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"full of Gilliam's stylistic hallmarks - layered realities, overbearing technology, institutional paranoia and of course, quirky romance - it feels like a personal journey into his beliefs, as it stares into the divide between reason and faith."
‑ Todd Gilchrist, The Wrap
"A lo-fi, future-tech farce with an air of high-end cyber panto."
‑ Dave Calhoun, Time Out
"This is Gilliam karaoking his best tunes."
‑ Ed Whitfield, The Ooh Tray
"With Gilliam, ramshackle is all part of the appeal."
‑ Tara Brady, Irish Times
"I walked out feeling as though I'd just been told a 106-minute joke, with no punchline, by someone with a sense of humour far removed from my own."
‑ Brian Viner, Daily Mail [UK]
"The Zero Theorem is a spectacle that demands to be cherished - as long as the society Gilliam portrays is a satire, not a prophesy."
‑ Mary Corliss, TIME Magazine
"Ends up dissolving into a muddle of unfunny jokes and half-baked ideas, all served up with that painful, herky-jerky Gilliam rhythm."
‑ Leslie Felperin, Variety
"I'd rather see a director failing on their own terms than succeeding on someone else's, and while this doesn't quite find Gilliam flying, he is at least falling with style."
‑ Mark Kermode, Observer [UK]
"It's dystopia all over again, in an under-funded Terry Gilliam film stuffed with over-familiar ideas and trapped in a claustrophobic, ecclesiastical set."
‑ Nigel Floyd, Film4
"With a lesser actor in the lead, The Zero Theorem would probably have you looking at your watch within the first half hour. With Christoph Waltz, you want to know what happens to his character."
‑ Jayne Nelson, SFX Magazine
"Something of a roller coaster and fairly bumpy, the ride is the problem here."
‑ Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter
"Gilliam's spellbinding vision is a chaotic, poverty-and-wealth mixture of retro, futuristic, comic book, James Bond and the original Total Recall."
‑ Graham Young, Birmingham Post
"At least, the director's imagination remains as freeflowing and fervent as ever."
‑ Geoffrey Macnab, Independent
"Alas, Terry Gilliam, the legendary 73-year-old director of this zany slice of futurama, really does seem to be stuck in a rut."
‑ Charlotte O'Sullivan, This is London
"... a typically vivid portrait of humanity and chaos which deserves your patience despite an uneven pace."
‑ Stella Papamichael, Digital Spy
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