Apartment Zero
Apartment Zero (1989)

Set in post-Junta Argentina, Apartment Zero uses the story of a gay romance to ponder whether or not the overthrow of the military government had really changed anything. Preferring to be an "outsider", Argentinian Colin Firth… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 1, 1989
DVD Release Date: February 20, 2007
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Critic Score: 72% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

[This] film, a dazzling mix of mirth and menace, is that rare find: a thriller that plumbs the violence of the mind.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune

It's that grab for political significance that does Apartment Zero in -- that turns what might have been a modestly successful psychological thriller into a messily failed art film.

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TV Guide

The film's intriguing perversity compensates for the excesses of its plot and presentation.

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Peter Rainer
Los Angeles Times

This overwrought and underdeveloped psychological thriller with heavy-handed political implications adds up to exactly nothing.

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Variety Staff

Apartment Zero emerges as a genuinely creepy, disturbing and gripping psychological piece.

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Angie Errigo
Empire Magazine

Colin Firth is a first-rate young actor and Hart Brocher has the sex appeal to suggest magnetic nastiness, but the deeper they sink into this cesspit, the less you care.

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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

Give it zero for conduct, zero for concept and 100 for chutzpah.

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Tom Charity
Time Out

The result is largely unconvincing; the dialogue sounds like translation, and the direction also has an affected air.

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Roger Hurlburt
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Not without humor, Apartment Zero is a titillating foray into the dangerous, the unexpected and the macabre.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
odd but with excellent performances by two fine actors.
Danny Rovira
An intriguing, intense psychological thriller with sexual overtones set in Buenos Aires, about a lonely cinema owner Adrian LeDuc, played by Colin Firth in a… More
Drew Smith
This is a neat little flick that you'd be hard-pressed to find anywhere else but Flixster. A big treat for Colin Firth fans, where he plays his usual… More
Walter M.
In "Apartment Zero," Adrian LeDuc(Colin Firth) runs a moribund repertory cinema club in Buenos Aires but turns down his friend… More