Zero Charisma
Zero Charisma (2013)

Scott Weidemeyer, an overweight and overbearing fantasy role-playing gamer finds his life turned upside-down when a handsome and charismatic hipster joins his game. Plagued by angst and self-doubt, Scott's troubles worsen with the… More

Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: October 11, 2013
DVD Release Date: May 22, 2014
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77%
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Critic Score: 77% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Zero Charisma takes a refreshingly empathetic -- and often quite funny -- look at characters historically marginalized as one-dimensional archetypes.

Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

By failing to push their galumphing antihero toward the self-knowledge he so desperately needs, [the directors] rob the film of its emotional stakes.

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Scott Tobias
The Dissolve

Zero Charisma is a comedy by classification, but its cruelties have a way of turning it into a psychodrama inadvertently. The tone is often as abrasive as its hero.

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Aaron Pinkston
Battleship Pretension

Whether or not you consider yourself a nerd (or whether society considers you a nerd), Zero Charisma will work.

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Matt Zoller Seitz
RogerEbert.com

There's much to like here.

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Eric Kohn
indieWire

A fascinating portrait of an initially stereotypical mouth-breathing man-child addicted to role-playing games of his own invention.

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Aaron Peterson
The Hollywood Outsider

Zero Charisma is one of those small gems that comes around every so often, a film you would probably be unaware of, were it not for strong word-of-mouth.

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A.A. Dowd
AV Club

A barbed indie character study that seems perched, like Big Fan, between dark humor and probing psychodrama.

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Peter Debruge
Variety

A consistently entertaining, character-driven comedy set within a community rapidly losing out to online options.

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Deirdre Crimmins
Film Thrills

Zero Charisma is an excellent example of balancing the audience's perception of a flawed character.

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Flixster Audience Score: 55% Flixster User Reviews
Cameron Johnson
Even this film's title is kind of nerdy, and it doesn't help that this film goes so far as to star someone by the name of Sam [u]Eidson[/u]. ...Okay,… More