Excerpt: Waltz twitches nervously and holds his body in such a way that suggests he is literally trying to draw up inside himself, and despite the numerous obstacles to identification, he comes across as strangely sympathetic.
Excerpt: The overall effect of The Zero Theorem is the feeling that something out of the ordinary has just been seen and that it might require some work, and possibly a liberal dose of one’s own creativity, to satisfactorily decode, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
Excerpt: Ignited by performers clearly giddy to play in Gilliam’s sandbox, The Zero Theorem is electric, full of thought-provoking concepts and dazzling imagery. At its core is a story that’s bittersweet yet boldly funny.
Excerpt: Terry Gilliam’s further slide down the stairs of filmic entropy is best summed up in an oft-repeated phrase by his latest film’s hypochondriac protagonist Qohen Leth, “Q” for short. “We are dying.”