Zero Effect (1997)
Critic Consensus: A promising debut for writer/director Jake Kasdan, Zero Effect overcomes its flaws with its off-kilter humor and likeable leads.
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as Daryl Zero
as Steve Arlo
as Gregory Stark
as Gloria Sullivan
as Kragan Vincent
as Gerald Auerbach
as Staffer No. 1
as Staffer No. 2
as Motel Clerk
as Little Kid
as Officer Hagans
as Convention Employee
as Astronomer No. 1
as Astronomer No. 2
as Paramedic No. 1
as Clarissa Devereau
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Critic Reviews for Zero Effect
Zero Effect drones on for two hours unraveling a convoluted blackmail plot of zero interest.
There's an idiosyncratic talent at work here with the potential to blossom into bigger, better and more accomplished films.
Kasdan's is a very promising debut, its own dearth of feeling offset by able writing, engaging playing and a sure sense of pace.
Kasdan is onto something, but he needs to develop it. If he tries to bring Daryl Zero back for a sequel, maybe he'll have a better idea of what to do with his eccentric private eye.
Audience Reviews for Zero Effect
Starts off a little slow but once it gets going, it really goes. A thoroughly enjoyable experience.
A satisfactory entertainer in the veins of Sherlock Holmes.
Little seen gem, this sleeper phenom is simply a must watch. Pullman is at his best and the character he creates is simply wonderful to behold. Great performances. Excellent brain teaser. Funny. Intriguing. Watch this movie,...NOW.
Zero Effect Quotes
|Daryl Zero:||A person can't escape their nature.|
|Daryl Zero:||Passion is the enemy of precision.|
|Gloria Sullivan:||What doesn't kill you, defines you.|
|Steve Arlo:||There aren't evil guys and good guys. There are just a bunch of guys.|