Topics

Matt Damon
'Zero Theorem' adds up to almost nothing
'Zero Theorem' adds up to almost nothing

In the showy sci-fi fantasy "The Zero Theorem," a man spends his life waiting for an elusive phone call that will explain the meaning of life and, as a result, learns he has led a meaningless life. That kind of elliptical thinking permeates way too much of this latest carnival ride from idiosyncratic filmmaker Terry Gilliam, who directed based on a ponderous if undeniably ambitious script by Pat Rushin. Gilliam considers "Zero Theorem" to be the final part of a dystopian trilogy that began in 1985 with his "Brazil" and was followed in 1995 by "12 Monkeys." The new film is set in an unspecified future where everything's been hyper-commercialized,...

Loading