Zeroville

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Total Count: 12

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Ike Jerome, a 24-year-old architecture student inspired by the few films he has seen, rides the bus into Hollywood. Jerome is almost autistic (later, his friend dubs him a "cineautistic") in his interactions with the world. With a tattoo of Montgomery Clift and Elizabeth Taylor as they appear in A Place in the Sun (a film that plays an important role in the plot) on his shaved head, he makes an impression on the people around him. Soon breaking into film as a designer and eventually a film editor, Vikar (as he is nicknamed) begins a dreamlike journey into the world of films that eventually ends in tragedy and almost horrific discovery.

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All Critics (12) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (3) | Rotten (9)

  • Franco seems to be aiming for comedy, but there are few laughs to be had.

    Sep 19, 2019 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
  • A compelling reminder to spend more time reading.

    Sep 19, 2019 | Rating: D | Full Review…
  • Unfortunately the production... seldom rises above being a tedious muddle despite its intriguing, cultural crossroads setting.

    Sep 19, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Your mileage may vary. Clearly, "Zeroville" is not a film for everyone. But if you love movies and you're willing to experiment, it's an enjoyable trip.

    Sep 19, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • There are no ideas to engage with and no one to like.

    Sep 19, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Not entirely satisfying, but Franco's direction is assured, and he builds a compellingly noirish mood of faded glamour and churning trouble.

    Sep 18, 2019 | Full Review…

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