Select Your Cookie Preferences

We use cookies and similar tools that are necessary to enable you to make purchases, to enhance your shopping experiences and to provide our services, as detailed in our Cookie Notice. We also use these cookies to understand how customers use our services (for example, by measuring site visits) so we can make improvements.

If you agree, we’ll also use cookies to complement your shopping experience across the Amazon stores as described in our Cookie Notice. This includes using first- and third-party cookies, which store or access standard device information such as a unique identifier. Third parties use cookies for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalised ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. Click ‘Customise Cookies’ to decline these cookies, make more detailed choices, or learn more. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie Preferences, as described in the Cookie Notice. To learn more about how and for what purposes Amazon uses personal information (such as Amazon Store order history), please visit our Privacy Notice.

Customise Cookies
Travelling or based outside United Kingdom? Video availability outside of United Kingdom varies. Sign in to see videos available to you.

The Zero Theorem

6.01 h 46 min2014X-Ray15
A computer hacker's goal to discover the reason for human existence continually finds his work interrupted thanks to the Management; this time, they send a teenager and lusty love interest to distract him.
Terry Gilliam
Christoph WaltzDavid ThewlisMélanie Thierry
Science FictionComedyDramaFantasy
None Available
Audio Languages
Rentals include 30 days to start watching this video and 48 hours to finish once started.
Add to Watchlist
Add to
By ordering or viewing, you agree to our Terms. Sold by Amazon Digital UK Limited.
Write review

More details

Supporting actors
Lucas HedgesMatt DamonTilda Swinton
Nicolas ChartierDean Zanuck
Purchase rights
Stream instantly Details
Prime Video (streaming online video)
Available to watch on supported devices


4.1 out of 5 stars

473 global ratings

  1. 53% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 19% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 13% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 9% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 5% of reviews have 1 stars
Sorted by:

Top reviews from the United Kingdom

Slam T. ‘’Badd’’ BadgerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 07 March 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Gilliam at his best.
Verified purchase
If you liked ''Brazil'' then you will probably love this too. Cut from a very similar cloth, while being different enough to count. Worth re-watching and even pausing at points just to enjoy some of the effects. And just like ''Brazil'', the cast are all bang on the mark, even the surprising choices.
Christopher LongReviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 January 2015
4.0 out of 5 stars
Gilliam addict scratches head and smiles
Verified purchase
It can be tricky being a Terry Gilliam fan. Some people will think he's one of the other Pythons. Some people will think he's British. Some people will think he's mad and some people will think you're mad. I grew up on his films. From Jabberwocky onwards I've always like what I've seen. There is always something fantastical to catch a hold of you. The Zero Theorem is not exception. The visuals are stunning, the performances are crooked and weird. The story is a little empty and lost in the translation to screen, but this is Gilliam. You rarely get the complete package. Instead something will stand out or engage with you and there is so much of that here. Yet another strange world to explore and still so many viewings to come.
3 people found this helpful
Scott CarrickReviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 December 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
Verified purchase
Another superb intelligent thought provoking surreal nightmare of a movie from the sometimes patchy but always interesting Terry Gilliam of Monty Python fame.

Along with Twelve Monkeys and Brazil it forms a loose trilogy of nightmarish near future dystopias with a superb central performance from Christopher Waltz.

A definite five star must buy purchase.

Very Highly Recommended.
C. J. C.Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 29 October 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Existentially disquieting, but will still watch again
Verified purchase
A very interesting, very Gillium, piece. Certainly had a Brazil esc distopianism about the setting. Visually interesting and a curious story and plot that leaves you still not quite certain you quite got all of it in the first watch.
MichaelReviewed in the United Kingdom on 22 September 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
came along nicely
Verified purchase
no, never mind: this is a great film,
for the annuity of life's reminders.
And the finale of what once was.
gave me an itchiness: and that's good.
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 April 2015
2.0 out of 5 stars
Pointless really.
Verified purchase
I watched with an open mind yet it was still dissapponting. I was waiting for something, some twist, some point and then the film ended. It's like the director gave up half way and gave it to someone else to finish. To be fair there the main actor did a great job and did the best he could. There was no dark irony, it was missing some layer, some darkness, it was an unfinished piece of work.
Kitty FireReviewed in the United Kingdom on 03 June 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Superb film
Verified purchase
Terry Gilliam is one of the most inventive, visual directors around and this feels like a modern update on Brazil, focusses on his themes of reality versus fantasy and deciding that fantasy is best.
ChivsReviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 October 2019
3.0 out of 5 stars
Not quite what I was expecting
Verified purchase
A bit strange
See all reviews