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The Zero Theorem [DVD] [2013]

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  • Release Date: 01/20/2015
  • Rating: R
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    82% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (71 out of 87)

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    Synopsis


    The Zero Theorem
    A computer genius living in a highly-commoditized future society seeks the true meaning of life in this existential sci-fi drama from director Terry Gilliam. Qohen (Christoph Waltz) may be a valuable asset to his employers at Mancom, but deep inside he yearns to know precisely what his purpose is. Convinced that he will one day receive a phone call with the answer to his difficult question, Qohen nevertheless strives to solve the "Zero Theorem" and find out for himself. Later, distressed over his inability to solve the riddle of life, Qohen gets some much-needed assistance from his manager's brilliant 15-year-old son Bob (Lucas Hedges and an eccentric online psychologist named Dr. Shrink-Rom (Tilda Swinton). Melanie Thierry, David Thewlis, Lucas Hedges, Ben Whishaw and Matt Damon co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Christoph Waltz
      Christoph Waltz - Qohen Leth
    • Mélanie Thierry
      Mélanie Thierry - Bainsley
    • David Thewlis
      David Thewlis - Joby
    • Lucas Hedges
      Lucas Hedges - Bob
    • Tilda Swinton
      Tilda Swinton - Dr. Shrink-Rom



    Customer rating

    Rating 3.9 out of 5 stars with 87 reviews

    82%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A satisfying companion piece to Brazil

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      ipitythefool
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      Christopher Waltz plays a troubled man in an oppressive, apparently pointless job in his corporate cubicle. As you'd expect from Gilliam, he explores this not with a bleak gray background, but a garish cartoony near-future world full of madness and humour. I suspect this choice won't be for everyone, as the first hour of the film is slightly over-the-top, particularly David Thewliss's David Brent-like supervisor who is able to show a mannered but more serious side than his Tarantino roles, Gilliam gains unexpected levels of gravitas as he explores themes of isolation in a connected world, constant surveillance and feelings of doom. This can be filed next to Brazil in tone, and is highly recommended for Gilliam fans as his most successful film for many years.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Classic Terry Gilliam

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      VanG
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      I'd not heard overly kind things about "The Zero Theorem" when it first came out, and it seemed to disappear almost as fast as it arrived. But after purchasing the Blu-ray and watching it at home, I can proudly affirm yet again that I tend not to always go by what I hear. As a longtime Terry Gilliam fan, I would not be swayed; I WOULD see it for myself! And I'm so glad I did. It's classic, quirky Terry Gilliam very much in the spirit of "Brazil" -- a dystopian future society with an oppressed individual against the system. The art direction is simply astounding, as is the engrossing performance of Christoph Waltz, one of the greatest living actors today. I loved it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      powerful story, but may take some getting used to

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      insomniac
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      like a clockwork orange, this movie is set in the future that will always be in the future, regardless of when you watch this movie. a reclusive man in a society he doesn't fit in with delusional hopes who feels nothing. what does he do? wait and work. but its very challenging complex work, taking far advance physics in a whole new direction, with stunning visuals.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      almost zero

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      j1m3r
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      I bought this Blu Ray because I enjoy high definition movies and the price was so good that I couldn't ignore it. I won't spoil the plot of the movie I'll just tell you that it's about a programmer who receives a job to work on some new theorem. The plot jumps around and don't really come to any type of conclusion.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Not Brazil, but still Gilliam

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      LongtimeHRBlockUser
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      The movie is not as good as Brazil, but it is still pure Gilliam - dystopic future, intrictate sets, odd characters, mind-numbingly-realistic-and-depressing government insanity. If you're not familiar with Gilliam, don't start your acquaintance with this movie, but if you are, then what are you waiting for?

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Not Gilliam's best but worthwhile nonetheless

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      Gaspode
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      Let's be honest, Zero Theorem is not Terry Gilliam's finest work (especially when compared to landmarks like Time Bandits and Brazil) but ANY Gilliam film has something worth seeing. You'll probably have to watch this one two or three times until it sinks in, but maybe that's not a bad thing!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      strange but good

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      nabdabble
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      this is a strange flick, if you are not familiar with Terry Gilliam's films you may not care for it.. it is a visually pleasant film, the story is strange but interesting, again, it's not for everyone

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Another dystopian work by Terry Gilliam

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      ChuckinDallas
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      I have loved the work of Terry Gilliam from Time Bandits to Brazil to all of the Monte Python movies;. Here is another from his great talent. If you are not into dystopian futuristic ideas, you won't like this one. I am, however, and I loved this movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend


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