The Zero Theorem

Critics Consensus

Fans of director Terry Gilliam's trademark visual aesthetic will find everything they've bargained for, but for the unconverted, The Zero Theorem may prove too muddled to enjoy.

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Terry Gilliam (Brazil, 12 Monkeys, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas)'s madcap science fiction epic The Zero Theorem stars two- time Academy Award-winner Christoph Waltz as Qohen Leth, an eccentric and reclusive computer genius plagued with existential angst. Living in isolation in a burnt-out church, Qohen is obsessively working on a mysterious project personally delegated to him by Management (Matt Damon) aimed at discovering the meaning of life - or the complete lack of one - once and for all. Increasingly disturbed by unwanted visits from people he doesn't fully trust, including flirtatious Bainsley (Mélanie Thierry), Management's wunderkind son Bob (Lucas Hedges), his unpredictable colleague Job (David Thewlis), and would-be digital therapist Dr. Shrink-Rom (Tilda Swinton), it's only when he experiences the power of love and desire that he's able to understand his own reason for being. (c) Amplify

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Cast

Christoph Waltz
as Qohen Leth
Tilda Swinton
as Dr. Shrink-Rom
Matt Damon
as Management
Gwendoline Christie
as Street Commercial
Rupert Friend
as Street Commercial
Lily Cole
as Street Commercial
Ray Cooper
as Street Commercial
Margarita Doyle
as Mancom Computerized Lips
Emil Hostina
as Slim Clone
Pelvic Nemes
as Chubs Clone
Dana Rogoz
as Pizza Girl
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