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63
Based on 11 Reviews
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  • 60
    John DeFore The Hollywood Reporter

    Sam Eidson is perfect for the lead role, but that doesn't exactly guarantee the fanboy crowd will embrace the film. show more

  • 90
    Jordan Hoffman Film.com

    Directors Katie Graham and Andrew Matthews create a great framework for the epic nemesis battle, but also know when to pull back to keep the movie grounded in reality. show more

  • 63
    Matt Zoller Seitz RogerEbert.com

    Zero Charisma is a movie about emotionally inert people who labor mightily to change their lives in small ways, and whose efforts at self-improvement are thwarted by emotional feedback loops that cause them to make the same mistakes over and over. If it were possible to roll your way out of real world crises, these guys would do just fine, but there are no saving throws in life. show more

  • 38
    Slant Magazine

    It's a pity that it hews to sitcom-like formula rather than using this bank of knowledge and sympathy to create something more original. show more

  • 50
    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. show more

  • 91
    Eric Kohn indieWIRE

    Directors Katie Graham and Andrew Matthews' directorial debut (from Matthews' screenplay) centers on a highly unlikable character who has alienated himself from social responsibility -- and forces you to sympathize with him against all odds. show more

  • 25
    Gabe Toro The Playlist

    It’s an ugly, unpleasant viewing experience, one that sees geek culture as a hateful cesspool of exclusion and juvenility, miserable to experience first-hand. show more

  • 90
    Alan Scherstuhl Village Voice

    The comic scenes arc into bleakness, and the bleak ones often collapse back into comedy. show more

  • 70
    Peter Debruge Variety

    Affectionately captures the tail end of a culture in which specialized dice, character sheets and hand-painted figurines were the gateway to elaborate flights of imagination. show more

  • 50
    Jeannette Catsoulis The New York Times

    Has plenty of humor but no satirical bite. show more

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