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Zero Effect (1998)

HD   R Closed Captioning

Jake Kasdan

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About the Movie

The world's most ingenious, but socially inept, private investigator tackles his toughest assignment yet--falling in love--in the comic murder mystery Zero Effect.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 49
  • Fresh: 31
  • Rotten: 18
  • Average Rating: 6.6/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Both Mr. Pullman and the slyly restrained Mr. Stiller keep their characters entertaining even when Mr. Kasdan's interest is elsewhere. – Janet Maslin, New York Times, Dec 20, 2010

Rotten: Zero Effect drones on for two hours unraveling a convoluted blackmail plot of zero interest. – Mike Clark, USA Today, Jan 9, 2018

Fresh: There's an idiosyncratic talent at work here with the potential to blossom into bigger, better and more accomplished films. – Leonard Klady, Variety, Dec 20, 2010

Fresh: This is one of those movies that creeps up on you, insidiously gathering power. By the end, I was surprised how much I was involved. – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, Dec 20, 2010

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