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“Visionary writer-director Vladan Nikolic . . . concerns and motifs [are] vivid and idiosyncratic, designed to intensify a highly contemporary concern about the loss of freedom and power of the individual to secret, manipulative cartels.”
– Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times

“chillingly realistic vision of the future… amazing… nothing but talent.”
– Joe Meyers, Connecticut Post

“a weird reflection of current reality. . . an odd example of artsy obscura . . .an experience not quickly forgotten.”

Zenith at top of its game.”
– Boston Herald

“a high-concept, brave-new-world sci-fi puzzle… echoes futuristic thrillers such as 12 Monkeys and Children of Men… an atmosphere of mounting paranoia that’s grim and chilling.”
– Loren King, Boston Globe

“A visually stunning art-house Blade Runner.”
– Flavorwire

“Smoothly incorporating influences as diverse as Philip K. Dick and Terry Gilliam. . . a low-budget, high-concept mind-teaser, the sort of provocatively ambiguous sci-fier that often can attract a devoted niche audience and inspire repeated viewings. . . deadly serious, if not grimly fatalistic, about the grave new world it depicts.”
– Variety

“a brooding science-fiction trip…Nikolic’s lust for paranoid desperation is powerful, and his way with actors is stunningly graceful.”
– Michael Atkinson, Village Voice

“a trippy, frontal-lobe screwer that plays like the illegitimate spawn of Memento and 12 Monkeys… highly imaginative … slick visuals.”
– Rod Lott, Oklahoma Gazette


“Imaginative sci-fi thriller…conceptual imagination…a talent to watch!”
– Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter

“collision of noir narration and purple paranoia…long on atmosphere…brave-new-world dystopia.”
– New York Times

“rank[s] up there with indie mind-bending powerhouses like Primer and Being John Malkovich… like all great science fiction, Zenith hits us with a powerful series of “what ifs” that take the world as we expect it to be and give it a short, sharp turn on its ear… smart sci-fi… something to add to your must-see list.”
– Apex Magazine

“fuses the trippy paranoia of Philip K. Dick’s novels with canny use of locations that are already a bit post-apocalyptic.”
– Steve Dollar, Wall Street Journal

“a brain-bending 12 Monkeys vibe.”
– Devin O’Leary, Albuquerque Alibi

“works on the knife-edge of what Ridley Scott and company were onto with Blade Runner . . . an impressive and certainly downbeat dystopia built from found locations, insistent hypotheses and studded with superlative acting, termite performances from gifted actors playing paranoids and conspiracists with unbridled glee.”
– Ray Pride, New City Chicago

“entertainingly fast-paced and visceral…impressive…pulp fiction.”
– Will Coviello, Gambit Weekly New Orleans

In a hellish future where human beings have become stupefied by the state of permanent happiness they have been genetically altered to experience, Jack (Peter Scanavino) offers relief via drugs that cause his customers the welcome phenomenon of pain. But when Jack receives a mysterious videotape of his dead father, he sets out to unmask the dangerous conspiracy that has created this dystopian world.