The Stainless Steel Rat's LiveJournal

The Rat who is made of Stainless Steel


Previous Entry Share Next Entry
Film Review: The Zero Theorem (2013)
Movies
stainsteelrat
The Zero Theorem (2013). Written by Pat Rushin and directed by Terry Gilliam. Set in the future, Qohen Leth (Christoph Waltz) is a very introverted but gifted Entity Cruncher. Leth spends his days working in his office cubicle, and his nights waiting for a mysterious phone call. The Management (Matt Damon) recognises his talent and agrees to his request to work from home, on the condition that he works on a special project called The Zero Theorem. The film starts well, with a mish mash of Gilliam's mad but gifted style and direction, and a story that shows promise. By about halfway through though the story starts to lose cohesion and just repeats itself. I felt the film needed a solid ending after a substantial build-up, but you're left with a make-of-it-what-you-will affair. The story also very much parallels Brazil, although for me Brazil is a far better and more cohesive film. Gilliam fans may want to give it a whirl, but don't set your expectations too high. 3/5 (Average)
Tags:

?

Log in