• Zodiac
    2 minutes 25 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008

Zodiac Reviews

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Luke Goodsell
Empire Magazine Australasia
November 16, 2012

Beautifully poised, slow and sinister: a trance of expectant menace in which Fincher holds his audience until the movie's finale.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
December 23, 2010

A complex crime drama that limits its action, opting to save it for the times that bring the greatest impact.

Nick Rogers
December 15, 2010

So insistent, and successful, is David Fincher at duplicating real-life hypervigilance that you may try writing a "k" in two, not three, strokes to see the difference - damning and admiring how this indisputable masterpiece drags you down the rabbit hole.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
July 6, 2010

Zodiac is a great film that many true crime buffs would love due to the treatment given to the subject, and that many movie fans will admire thanks to David Fincher's direction and the performances of its cast.

Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Ben Rawson-Jones
Digital Spy
July 6, 2010

Ultimately the lack of tautness in the storytelling, seemingly stemming from a desire to be as faithful as possible to Graysmith's book, costs the film dearly.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Fernando F. Croce
August 27, 2009

An enthrallingly unsatisfactory film, worth watching and deciphering

Steve Biodrowski
March 10, 2009

Zodiac is a marvel of moody photography, as it tries to capture the funereal pall hanging over a metropolitan city in the grip of fear.

John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
January 21, 2009

...an effective reenactment of some chilling real-life events.

Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Bob Mondello
Top Critic
October 18, 2008

There are no tidy, last-minute plot twists to make you feel good in Fincher's Zodiac, just focus -- to keep an audience focused -- and the most disciplined filmmaking you've seen in forever.

Christopher Orr
The New Republic
Top Critic
September 18, 2008

[W]here Se7en, with its stygian gloom and theatrical executions, inflated the serial killer genre to gothic proportions, Zodiac lets the air back out. It is methodical rather than macabre, clinical rather than cruel.

Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
September 4, 2008

Zodiac does a great job of showing three different paths (reporter, cop, cartoonist) in trying to capture a serial killer.

Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Matthew Sorrento
Film Threat
June 21, 2008

Zodiac has us ponder the frustrations of a case that won't close up tightly like your weekly CSI.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Brian Holcomb
April 16, 2008

Gone are the emphatic jumps and the flying-camera-through-the-keyhole style of "Panic Room". By avoiding the superficial scares he ends up creating a more devastating dread

Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Brandon Fibbs
February 28, 2008

It is not its lack of resolution that makes Zodiac a poor film, it is its stupefying dull progression.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
February 2, 2008

An all-star cast delivers in David Fincher's look into the investigation around one of history's great unsolved serial killer cases.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Karina Montgomery
January 10, 2008

What makes this movie special is that really, not much happens. ,yet it's insanely gripping, even if someone is explaining discovery or flipping through a file.

Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Mark Bourne
Top Critic
January 8, 2008

Fincher, more subdued ... and aching for a return to smart suspense films from the likes of Sidney Lumet and Alan J. Pakula, pulls us by the collar into the frame and cranks the sense of menace taut without cheap tricks or cop-out gimmicks.

Felix Gonzalez Jr.
DVD Review
January 2, 2008

... with this film [Fincher] detours from the graphic violence and depravity of Se7en and Fight Club to a more psychological realm of terror.

Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2007

David Fincher presents an intriguing and intelligent puzzle of a film.

Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
October 18, 2007

Not until well into its second hour does it settle on a theme: the need to know the truth, and the dismal toll of that futile obsession.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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