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Zero Charisma Reviews

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May 27, 2016
Despite the earnestness of its ensemble cast Zero feels surprisingly mean-spirited.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
April 8, 2014
Too much of the film feels like wallowing in unpleasantness.
Full Review | Original Score: C
October 7, 2013
It's a pity that it hews to sitcom-like formula rather than using this bank of knowledge and sympathy to create something more original.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 8, 2013
It stops short of leaving its would-be hero in despair, but never finds a reason for those who don't share his fixations to identify with him.
October 11, 2013
By failing to push their galumphing antihero toward the self-knowledge he so desperately needs, [the directors] rob the film of its emotional stakes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 10, 2013
Zero Charisma is a comedy by classification, but its cruelties have a way of turning it into a psychodrama inadvertently. The tone is often as abrasive as its hero.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 6, 2017
Expertly observes the plight of the American gaming nerd, and draws it out to its logical extremes.
August 18, 2014
A very enjoyable, surprisingly accessible movie about nerd culture that offers a little warmth with a lot of humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
October 10, 2013
This blurring of allegiances creates a certain level of complexity that we don't typically find in comedies; then again, this isn't a typical comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 10, 2013
Zero Charisma succeeds in delivering a raw look at an unappreciated idiot who would be king.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
October 8, 2013
This is raw and affecting, a real movie rather than fan-con fun.
Top Critic
October 10, 2013
A barbed indie character study that seems perched, like Big Fan, between dark humor and probing psychodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 10, 2013
Zero Charisma is the nerd movie I've been hoping to see for years.
April 16, 2013
This film comes from a place that is, perhaps to the creators' consternation, legit.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
October 11, 2013
A likably blunt glimpse into the geek microcosm.... Funny, uneven story about a misfit among misfits.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
October 9, 2013
A fascinating portrait of an initially stereotypical mouth-breathing man-child addicted to role-playing games of his own invention.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
October 10, 2013
A fun flick about table-top gaming culture and the challenges of being a geek in the modern age.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.4/10
October 22, 2013
Overall the movie offers a funny, human take on a wounded person and the gaming subculture that consumes him.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 15, 2013
Does for pop culture dorks what Big Fan did for sports obsessives: examines their passion with equal amounts of empathy and satire.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
October 11, 2013
There's much to like here.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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