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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Filipe F. Coutinho's rating of the film Less Than Zero

    I actually think this movie gets better and better as the years go by. It's a incredible portrait of a Los Angeles reality (sadly) still relevant today. And Ed Lachman's work is masterful.

  2. Billy Casper's World's rating of the film Less Than Zero

    Just like American Psycho and The Rules of Attraction, Less Than Zero is a disappointing adaptation that should've been so much better. Considering the twisted yuppie era imagery; rebellion, angst and darkness of Brett Easton Ellis' books they don't seem to adapt well to the big screen. Not even a decent cast and cinematography can save it from being disappointing and nothing more than yet another bland teen film.

  3. _Lilith_'s rating of the film Less Than Zero

    This is less an adaptation than a glorified after-school special with great cinematography and production design.

  4. Federico Boswarlos's rating of the film Less Than Zero

    Sans RDJ, la film serait un autre de John Hughes sans l'humour.

  5. lessthanzero's rating of the film Less Than Zero

    Time, time, time. See what becomes of me...

  6. runfromfire's rating of the film Less Than Zero

    Nowhere near as bleak and nihilistic as its "source material" and McCarthy & Gertz aren't particularly strong actors but it's interesting to see pre-fame RDJ & it works as a semi-bullshit snapshot of 80s LA. Plus, let's be honest, 80s Spader est am besten Spader.

  7. smndvdcl's rating of the film Less Than Zero

    Probably the weakest adaptation of a Bret Easton Ellis novel but a fascinating curiosity watch for a 'before-he-was-famous' Robert Downey Jr.

  8. Christopher M. Jones's rating of the film Less Than Zero

    if you don't like this but you're into that Frank Capra melodrama bullshit from the '40s or whatever I just don't even know what to tell you

  9. Alcock Hitchfred's rating of the film Less Than Zero

    This is Less Than Zero? So mellow and forgiving and moralistic. Just no.

  10. Ostermyers's rating of the film Less Than Zero

    where is the huge void of their meaningless life ?

  11. Muffinhead1985's rating of the film Less Than Zero

    Let me get this straight. This guy fucks my gf and runs up debtsfor being a selfish self centred douche and then i suppose to feel bad when he dies? One less asshole in the world Haven't rated this seeing as you can't give a film zero. Terrible story. Terrible acting. Terrible film.

  12. Vandad's rating of the film Less Than Zero

    It's a beautiful snapshot of 1980's Los Angeles, but the bowlderized version of BEE's dark debut novel is really awful. Clay is a moralist and although Robert Downey Jr, plays the hell out of Julian, his death at the end (his punishment for doing drugs) removes the narrative so far from the nihilism and darkness of the source that it isn't the same story at all.

  13. SpaceOctopus's rating of the film Less Than Zero

    A very messed up movie that makes you kind of hurt inside. Though I agree it could maybe have been better, it still did a fairly good job at making you feel fucked up and just like you were being dragged through this awful drama that is his life. Robert Downey has always been amazing, but I think that around the time this was made, he may have been at his peak, he just is fantastic. I like the rest of the cast too.

  14. ΞRIC B∆D TASTΞ's rating of the film Less Than Zero

    a very great & sad movie, but sadly also kind of patchy in some parts - the acting of Downey was just outstanding..!

  15. Patrick Humphreys's rating of the film Less Than Zero

    Ebert gave this four stars out of four. Listen to Ebert.

  16. Sarah J.B.'s rating of the film Less Than Zero

    Sadly, the film is too glossy and Hollywood in its portrayal of the exhausted theme that is the downwards spiral of a drug addict. There is so much grit and disturbance that is missing from the film that would have made it truly a stand-out, but Robert Downey Jr. is simply epic (but isn't he always?).

  17. Checkpoint Charlie's rating of the film Less Than Zero

    Though more of a preppy, Spielbergish take on the truly horrific, almost Sade-like narrative by Bret Easton Ellis (another of many favorite novels), it has its merits.