Less Than Zero Reviews

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April 8, 2020
An exaggerated descriptive vehicle without dramatic function. [Full Review in Spanish]
January 23, 2019
'80s drama about teen addiction has swearing, sex.
June 11, 2008
February 27, 2008
Loosely based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis, Less Than Zero refuses to take the risks necessary to capture the keen social observation of the book.
February 27, 2008
Ed Lachman's cinematography is letter perfect as always in its handling of light and color (assisted here by Barbara Ling's flashy production design), but it's a pity to see it wasted on such claptrap.
February 27, 2008
The only saving grace of this exercise in futility is the suitably louche performance by Spader as drug-dealer Rip.
February 27, 2008
Perhaps this wasn't the best subject matter for British director Marek Kanievska (Another Country) to make his American debut. The feel for this distinctly Southern California story escapes him.
September 29, 2006
August 14, 2006
Jami Gertz was, is, and ever shall be one of the most egregious actresses in the history of film.
July 4, 2005
April 6, 2005
a bit of a mess
March 31, 2005
The anti-teen film that really kicks ass
August 27, 2004
Meant to be a statement against the amoral lifestyle of super-rich youth, it misses the mark by a mile.
August 15, 2004
Has style to spare, but none of the novel's shock value
August 4, 2004
April 30, 2004
December 23, 2003
September 4, 2003
February 10, 2003
Bret Easton Ellis's novel is fairly faithfully into a portrait of strung out teenage yuppies in LA during the late 80s.
February 9, 2003
A startling tale of alienation and self-destruction. Put Downey on the map, at least for a while.
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