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Zodiac Reviews

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Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
December 8, 2015
[It's] a story about the elusive nature of evil in a world that thinks information ... will eventually solve our problems.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
David Keyes
Cinemaphile.org
June 19, 2015
Among a plethora of skillful thrillers about repeat offenders in the realm of mass murder, David Fincher's wonderful film has easily become the benchmark of the modern era.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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
Suite101.com
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
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
August 27, 2009
An enthrallingly unsatisfactory film, worth watching and deciphering
Steve Biodrowski
Cinefantastique
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
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Bob Mondello
NPR.org
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.
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Christopher Orr
The New Republic
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
PopMatters
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
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
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
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Mark Bourne
Film.com
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.
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film
December 7, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2007
David Fincher presents an intriguing and intelligent puzzle of a film.
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