Zenith
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In a hellish future where human beings have become stupefied by the state of permanent happiness they have been genetically altered to experience, Jack (Peter Scanavino) offers relief via drugs that cause his customers the welcome phenomenon of pain. But when Jack receives a mysterious videotape of his dead father, he sets out to unmask the dangerous conspiracy that has created this dystopian world. -- (C) Cinema Purgatorio
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 55%

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"To say the least, "Zenith" is challenging and elusive; it evokes a bleak view of the human condition and a sense that pervasive paranoia might well be justified."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"This bewildering collision of noir narration and purple paranoia may be long on atmosphere but is woefully short on sense."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"Zenith doesn't always work, but at least it has interesting ambitions, including some sort of parallel existence on interactive websites."
‑ Andy Klein, Christian Science Monitor
"Not everyone likes having to think while watching a movie, but viewers who do will find plenty to ponder in this twisty maze of facts that sound like fiction just a hair stranger than the truth"
‑ Maitland McDonagh, Film Journal International
"For traditionalists who prefer their movies unfettered and non-interactive, "Zenith'' happens to be pretty good, though it's longer on style and atmosphere than clarity of storytelling."
‑ Loren King, Boston Globe
"Smoothly incorporating influences as diverse as Philip K. Dick and Terry Gilliam, Zenith commands attention and builds suspense by taking inventive detours through familiar territory."
‑ Joe Leydon, Variety
"Zenith is a genre-bending experiment that needs an extended beta phase before going operational."
‑ Matthew Nestel, Boxoffice Magazine
"While Zenith is fascinating to contemplate as a concept, it doesn't fully work as a piece of entertainment-at least not in 90-minute-movie form."
‑ Noel Murray, AV Club
"A brooding science-fiction trip enjoyed largely as a monologue. Luckily, Nikolic's lust for paranoid desperation is powerful, and his way with actors is stunningly graceful."
‑ Michael Atkinson, Village Voice
"The film's messy pacing ultimately undermines the frequently enthralling themes at play, and the indescribably odd ending only sends the viewer off more confused."
‑ Glenn Heath Jr., Slant Magazine
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