I reviewed The Zero Theorem for The Skinny. For older reviews by me for the Skinny, please visit their website’s film page. Reviews include: These Birds Walk; The Congress and Monsters University.
In the vein of Spike Jonze’s Her, Terry Gilliam’s latest sci-fi, like all the best films in that genre, puts humanity under a microscope lens and searches for its meaning in the modern world. In an increasingly digital society where what we see on our screens steadily replaces reality, the questions of what it means to be human and how we connect with others become ever more urgent. Gilliam’s magnifying glass, however, is far grimier than the slickness of Jonze’s Apple store world; his conclusions are, too.