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Zeros and Ones (2021)

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Ethan Hawke (Training Day) and director Abel Ferrara (Bad Lieutenant) join forces for this gritty, tense political-thriller set on one deadly night in Rome. Called to the city to stop an imminent terrorist bombing, soldier J.J. (Hawke) desperately seeks news of his imprisoned rebel brother, Justin (also Hawke), who holds knowledge that could thwart the attack. Navigating the capital's darkened streets, J.J. races to a series of ominous encounters, hoping to keep the Vatican from being blown to bits.

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The paradoxical need for a would-be redeemer of humanity to know sin at first hand animates the film all the way down, from Hawke's passionate performance on through to the kinetics of Ferrara and Williams's seedy roving camera.

November 23, 2021 | Full Review…

In a sense, this is Ferrara's pandemic quarantine movie. His 'response' is not like any you've seen before.

November 19, 2021 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

This is a movie at which some will shrug and some will love. It's a spiritually probing, deeply personal, stubbornly idiosyncratic work of art. It's an Abel Ferrara film.

November 18, 2021 | Full Review…

Feels like diving into a murky river to search for a missing object, fully aware one might never find it but still willing to get wet in its slush for the sake of trying.

November 18, 2021 | Full Review…

It stays true to Ferrara's playbook throughout its tidy 86 minutes.

November 18, 2021 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Utterly baffling, yet never less than intriguing, "Zeros and Ones" lingers in the mind. Even after you think you've brushed it off, its chilly tendrils continue to cling.

November 18, 2021 | Full Review…

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