Zero Effect was the first film directed by Jake Kasdan, yes… the name is familar – he is the son of Lawrence Kasdan, of Star Wars, Raiders, Big Chill, Wyatt Earp etc. etc. fame. Jake had more going for him that just a VERY well connected father… he also had the acting talents of Ben Stiller, Ryan O’Neal and Bill Pullman.
ZE is an ambitious film from the outset, the pacing is snappy, the dialogue is witty, and the outlook is grand. While Kasdan falls a little short in delivering his modernized retelling of Sherlock Holmes, he does provide an interesting film.
Watch it for the interesting setup. Watch it for what is nearly becomes. But most of all, watch it for the always brilliant acting of Bill Pullman
RATING 7 out of 10