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The Zero Theorem movie rating: yellow light

The Zero Theorem yellow light

Terry Gilliam descends into near self-parody with this mess of a would-be philosophical mind-frak about a mathematical formula for the meaning of life that has little to say. Still, the glorious Gillam style is on full display, and Christoph Waltz’s performance is fun.
I’m “biast” (pro): adore Terry Gilliam

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

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viewed during the 57th BFI London Film Festival

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The Zero Theorem (2014)
US/Can release: Sep 19 2014 (VOD Aug 19 2014)
UK/Ire release: Mar 14 2014

MPAA: rated R for language and some sexuality/nudity
BBFC: rated 15 (contains strong language and sex references)

viewed at a private screening with an audience of critics

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  • RogerBW

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