Zero Charisma
Zero Charisma (2013)

Scott Weidemeyer, an overweight and overbearing fantasy role-playing gamer finds his life turned upside-down when a handsome and charismatic hipster joins his game. Plagued by angst and self-doubt, Scott's troubles worsen with the… More

Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: October 11, 2013
DVD Release Date: May 22, 2014
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Critic Score: 74% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

By failing to push their galumphing antihero toward the self-knowledge he so desperately needs, [the directors] rob the film of its emotional stakes.

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Eric Kohn

A fascinating portrait of an initially stereotypical mouth-breathing man-child addicted to role-playing games of his own invention.

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J Hurtado

Expertly observes the plight of the American gaming nerd, and draws it out to its logical extremes.

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Matt Zoller Seitz

There's much to like here.

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Peter Debruge

A consistently entertaining, character-driven comedy set within a community rapidly losing out to online options.

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Joe Bendel
Epoch Times

Despite the earnestness of its ensemble cast Zero feels surprisingly mean-spirited.

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A.A. Dowd
AV Club

A barbed indie character study that seems perched, like Big Fan, between dark humor and probing psychodrama.

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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter

It stops short of leaving its would-be hero in despair, but never finds a reason for those who don't share his fixations to identify with him.

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Shawn Hazelett
Under the Radar

A very enjoyable, surprisingly accessible movie about nerd culture that offers a little warmth with a lot of humor.

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Flixster Audience Score: 55% Flixster User Reviews
Cameron Johnson
Even this film's title is kind of nerdy, and it doesn't help that this film goes so far as to star someone by the name of Sam [u]Eidson[/u]. ...Okay,… More