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Zero Charisma Reviews

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August 6, 2016
Zero Charisma isn't for everyone. The movie expects a familiarity with Dungeons & Dragon style tabletop RPGs and the gamer culture. If you're completely unfamiliar with either, avoid this film. The story follows a snarky, anti-social Dungeon Master named Scott who unwittingly welcomes a charismatic hipster into his players circle who shakes up the world he once controlled. Actually, my description oversells the movie just a bit. The movie is fairly dull and most of the jokes are dead on delivery. The film seems lost on its own point, and in the end, it fails to have any point at all. Avoid this one if you can.
February 9, 2016
Not the unrealistic glamorous portrayal of D&D you usually see, this is an extremely realistic and painful depiction of how the game really is, for better or worse.
½ July 26, 2015
Not great, but better than I expected. Somewhat funny and disturbing.
March 30, 2015
excellent ''Geeksploitation'' !
February 18, 2015
King of the geeks, this is a movie about a guy who is exactly what you would expect from a super mega geek. He is the game master of a D&D style type game, with wizards and trolls and such, which basically means he comes up with the quest type missions things that they go on. His world completely falls apart when a new player comes into his game and is too cool, cause he is a geek with a girlfriend and he has a successful website, and the he does things like throwing a sword at his characters head cause he was bored. After that it is a journey in to the geek version of heart of darkness. Apocalypse now for geeks. It has decent acting for what it is trying to do, but is a little hard to watch in parts due to some very uncomfortable situations.
2 Beards Out Of 5
January 28, 2015
I really enjoyed this movie. Most certainly a dark comedy, it was well done ESPECIALLY if you have played D&D.
September 18, 2014
A movie about a group of tabletop role players. None of them are very likable. Seriously. It's as if a close minded jock from the 80's make up some characters and a story to go with it. I doubt that that is the case, but that's how it feels. Don't waste your time.
½ August 13, 2014
True to its name, the lead character is a jerk, which makes it really difficult to empathize with him. I knew guys like this in high school and college. I didn't like them then, either.
August 8, 2014
This is a wonderful movie about nerd culture, but not in that artificial "Big Bang Theory" way -- more in an "Observe and Report"-ish psychodrama kind of way. The [often pitch black] comedy hits hard and the character beats hit even harder. An outstanding debut for Matthews and Graham with an incredible indie star-turn for Sam Edison, even if the film is just a slight bit rough around the edges in a couple areas.
½ August 1, 2014
Darkly comic and very enjoyable.
July 19, 2014
Very well done but too bleak. The characters are unlikeable and it's difficult to care about any of them.
½ June 29, 2014
Very dark character study of a damaged person that is painful to watch at times and doesn't exactly provide any catharsis or character growth. But it does paint a vivid picture of one sad, sad man and his world.
½ May 5, 2014
Between a 6/10 and 7/10, this is a likably blunt glimpse into the geek microcosm.
May 5, 2014
The ending really was a disappointment----------, so many questions were left out...
May 4, 2014
The film premiered at the South By Southwest film festival in 2013 and later screened at multiple North American Film Festivals including the Maryland Film Festival, the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal and the Newport Beach Film Festival.
April 29, 2014
After seeing this, obviously my problem is an ending. closure to the movie. while you end on a happy note, and the main focus of the film may relate to some, i feel as if there are many questions unanswered at the end of the film. Is this trying to portray the life of a real person, or just giving a sad story that may be compelling to some, but not most of the general audience? The questions left unanswered, while giving hope in a certain view, to certain people, leave a large gap at the end for the rest. the only reason I give this 3 is because I can in some ways relate the the main character.
½ April 20, 2014
Zero Charisma is such a perfect encapsulation of the world of debased nerd-dom that it will lack general appeal. Still, Zero Charisma is a smarter film than many of its contemporaries. The characters and their problems are real and heartfelt, their interactions smart and believable. The same truth, however, is that there isn't much development for the main, and only important, character (Scott Weidemeyer). The film is instead for of an exposition of his issues, with very little evolution of the underlying issues.
½ April 11, 2014
A pretty funny and enjoyable film that is character driven revolving around a stressed out and frustrated young man.
½ April 2, 2014
very funny and very very well made. central performance is perfect.
March 18, 2014
This isn't a comedy..
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