Zeros and Ones

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3.31 h 26 min2021R
Ethan Hawke and Abel Ferrara join forces for this gritty, tense political thriller set in one deadly night in Rome as a soldier (Hawke) races to stop an imminent terrorist bombing.
Directors
Abel Ferrara
Starring
Ethan Hawke
Genres
SuspenseDramaAdventureAction
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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Producers
Diana PhillipsPhilipp Kreuzer
Studio
Lionsgate
Rating
R (Restricted)
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2.6 out of 5 stars

381 global ratings

  1. 25% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 8% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 12% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 12% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 42% of reviews have 1 stars
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White DobermanReviewed in the United States on November 20, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
A plandemic movie for the plandemic cultists fools
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First the movie starts with Hawke a pompous Hawke speaking to camera as to why he did the movie. My first thought was, I don't care. I fast forwarded past his patronizing rant.

Then the movie goes into full covid1984 nonsense, propaganda and mask kissing. They go so far as to show prostitutes wiping cash off with spray bottled disinfectant. It's pathetic. The storyline jumps around and the cinematography is masked by film grain.

There's really nothing good, enjoyable or worthwhile here except if you are a Globalist, Marxist, Commie looking for misinformation, propaganda and nonsense to continue promoting the Great Reset behind a thin vail of entertainment pretending to be an arty film. There's not even an ending or plot.

Avoid this at all costs.
30 people found this helpful
JillianReviewed in the United States on November 28, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
A great movie full of remarkable and vital images
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All of the negative reviews by people complaining about the film's lack of story or its story being "difficult to follow" are missing the point. ZEROS AND ONES does have a (deliberately obscure) espionage plot -- something to do with American, Italian and Russian operatives crossing paths in pandemic-era Rome where a plan to blow up the Vatican is afoot, all of which is ultimately beside the point. This is Abel Ferrara's most philosophical film. The title should clue you in that this is meant to be a meditation on the duality of man, something that is underscored by Ethan Hawke playing two radically different roles -- brothers who subscribe to fascist and communist ideologies, respectively -- and a self-reflexive coda in which Hawke the actor reflects on what he sees as the film's central theme: the possibility of holding two opposing viewpoints about the nature of existence in the mind simultaneously. For long stretches this feels like Ferrara's most pessimistic film (it's literally the darkest thing he's ever done, thanks to Sean Price Williams' remarkable, often daringly low-lit digital cinematography) but it's also a journey to the end of night that ends on an unexpectedly hopeful note with images of the dawn that include a shot of Ferrara's own young daughter (credited as "Girl in the Pink Coat"). Crucial viewing.
9 people found this helpful
Paul Reviewed in the United States on November 20, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Beware of snake oil salesmen!
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If you smoke too much weed it will cause your brain to see life like this movie sees the world. Beware of people trying to sell nothing to you.
16 people found this helpful
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on November 20, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Awful!
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Clearly the worst movie I ever saw - no story - not even sure what it was about??!! Sorry I wasted my money & time.
10 people found this helpful
Rocko3Reviewed in the United States on November 24, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
.....you need to watch this at least twice.
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...this is a damn hard story to follow, considering it is an art house film. But I watched it twice and have a much better understanding about what the film maker is trying to say, although I don't have it completely buckled down. I am a huge fan of Ethan Hawkes, but this one pushed my brain to the limits. I enjoyed it much more the second time around, though. So for anyone who has rented it and given the film a low score, if you have any time left to watch it again, you should do so. I did enjoy and understood it much more the second time around!!!
3 people found this helpful
Ben HancockReviewed in the United States on December 26, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Only made it 25 minutes in this 1hr 40 min movie
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Wow, just wow. I got the rental on sale and thought it would be a cool movie with Ethan Hawke. When the movie starts with an explanation of why he did the movie, you know it's gonna suck and he's probably just supporting a friend. No one cares about the pandemic, so don't saturate your movie with "real life". Hang on bro let me make sure you don't have a fever, cuz if you have a fever the mission will not move on. I might try to finish it, but it's bad enough for me to stop it at 25 minutes and write a 1 star review.
4 people found this helpful
Ada's Down To Earth EssentialsReviewed in the United States on November 23, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
It's all dark jumping camera guys terrible!! quality
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We just threw $7 in the trash with this movie.🤦Amazon prime should give us money back.We stop watching at 25% movie playing.blurd,dark can't see faces camera guys shaking the camera even wen no action.😩 What it's the movie about?? No story at all🤦. Prime You own us!! Big time.🤔
5 people found this helpful
John HeathReviewed in the United States on November 19, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Garbage !
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This has gotta be the stupidest most confusing movie I've seen in a while. And HTF is this what we been going through the last year ? Cause they were cleaning wearing mask using sanitizer. I love Ethan but his worst movie ever
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