Zenith (2011)

In a hellish future where human beings have become stupefied by the state of permanent happiness they have been genetically altered to experience, Jack (Peter Scanavino) offers relief via drugs that cause his customers the welcome… More

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Rated: NC-17
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Release Date: January 19, 2011
DVD Release Date: November 14, 2011
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Critic Score: 55% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

To say the least, "Zenith" is challenging and elusive; it evokes a bleak view of the human condition and a sense that pervasive paranoia might well be justified.

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Noel Murray
AV Club

While Zenith is fascinating to contemplate as a concept, it doesn't fully work as a piece of entertainment-at least not in 90-minute-movie form.

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Andy Klein
Christian Science Monitor

Zenith doesn't always work, but at least it has interesting ambitions, including some sort of parallel existence on interactive websites.

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Loren King
Boston Globe

For traditionalists who prefer their movies unfettered and non-interactive, "Zenith'' happens to be pretty good, though it's longer on style and atmosphere than clarity of storytelling.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

This bewildering collision of noir narration and purple paranoia may be long on atmosphere but is woefully short on sense.

Matthew Nestel
Boxoffice Magazine

Zenith is a genre-bending experiment that needs an extended beta phase before going operational.

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Glenn Heath Jr.
Slant Magazine

The film's messy pacing ultimately undermines the frequently enthralling themes at play, and the indescribably odd ending only sends the viewer off more confused.

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Joe Leydon

Smoothly incorporating influences as diverse as Philip K. Dick and Terry Gilliam, Zenith commands attention and builds suspense by taking inventive detours through familiar territory.

Maitland McDonagh
Film Journal International

Not everyone likes having to think while watching a movie, but viewers who do will find plenty to ponder in this twisty maze of facts that sound like fiction just a hair stranger than the truth

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Flixster Audience Score: 39% Flixster User Reviews
Greg S
In the near future, life is so easy and pleasant that people seek out illegal drugs that cause pain; meanwhile, a drug-dealer uncovers tapes made by his… More
Robert Brogan
For indie films, I think one has to rate them differently and have different expectations. With Zenith, I think the film has good effort and spirit. But I think… More