Zeroville Reviews

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September 19, 2019
Thanks to Franco's patent unwillingness to engage with his material on a meaningful level, it's nothing more than one of the actor's trademark performance arts stunts.
September 19, 2019
A compelling reminder to spend more time reading.
September 19, 2019
Unfortunately the production... seldom rises above being a tedious muddle despite its intriguing, cultural crossroads setting.
September 19, 2019
Loopy James Franco dramedy has sex, drugs, punk attitude.
September 19, 2019
The screen adaptation itself is meant to pay tribute to classic stars and the art of filmmaking, but "Zeroville" is a eulogy to what could have been. While cinema is a beautiful thing, the book's adaptation is a sad reminder of a fickle industry.
September 19, 2019
There are no ideas to engage with and no one to like.
September 19, 2019
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.
September 19, 2019
Declines most opportunities to become something interesting, more concerned with satisfying Franco's ego than examining a riveting story set during a critical time in the evolution of Hollywood.
September 19, 2019
Zeroville is more of a curious misfire than an outright catastrophe. It will assuredly encourage people to check out the novel and might even teach aspiring filmmakers and cinema fanatics a thing or two about the unsung technique of editing
September 19, 2019
Not entirely satisfying, but Franco's direction is assured, and he builds a compellingly noirish mood of faded glamour and churning trouble.
September 18, 2019
A fitfully funny, pretentious and obscure artifact of the pre-"Disaster Artist" and pre-#MeToo career James Franco once had.
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