Welcome to my website dedicated to Terry Gilliam’s The Zero Theorem.
On this website I will provide some interesting insights and content for what is one of my all time favourite films!
The Zero Theorem Movie Review
Here I will provide my personal insights into Terry Gilliam’s imaginative and skewed world of The Zero Theorem.
As a big fan of Gilliam’s previous work, admittedly my opinion may be slightly biased, however I will try to provide as much of balanced insight as possible.
Released in 2014 by Voltage Pictures, the movie was given a limited release in cinemas across the globe due to it’s comparatively limited budget.
The budget didn’t however stop Gilliam from recruiting one of the hottest properties and most acclaimed actors of his generation in the form of Christoph Waltz.
Waltz puts on a fine performance as the protagonist Qohen Leth, a programmer questioning his very existence in a world plagued by interconnection when all Leth truly desires is solitude.
We follow Leth on his journey of self discovery in an effort to find his place in the world, however if there is one criticism of this movie it would be that it asks an unanswerable question.
Without giving too much away the conclusion doesn’t quite live up to the build up, but personally I enjoyed the ride and would put this movie up there with the very best in it’s genre.
The trailer provides a great insight into the atmosphere created in The Zero Theorem universe. Showing clear influence from Terry Gilliam’s other sci-fi classics Brazil and 12 Monkeys, with the monotone feeling of Brasil and splashes of colour from 12 Monkeys.
Not exactly the most upbeat soundtrack you’re ever going to find in a movie, the music fits perfectly with this near future dystopian tale. The one word I would use to describe it is ponderous, it’s hard for your mind not wander to deep and meaningful subjects if you listen to this soundtrack independently from the movie.
Whilst listening during the movie the movie the soundtrack perfectly reflects the mood of the movie and provides some insight into the emotional state of the main protagonist.
Below is the official soundtrack from The Zero Theorem. You can check out the soundtrack by Milan Records on SoundCloud here.
Not just one of my favourite sci-fi movies of all time, one of my favourite movies of all time full stop. The Zero Theorem largely went under the radar when it was released, partly because of the tone and subject matter of the film and partly because of the limited marketing.
In my opinion this could be seen as a true cult classic in years to come. Comparisons can be drawn with Blade Runner on it’s release; limited critical and audience acclaim and a downbeat tone that has inevitably put off a number of people. However repeat viewings in the future could provide a deeper insight and new found love for the movie that I have already discovered.
Rating: 95% – Dystopian sci-fi at it’s very best!