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The Zodiac Reviews

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
March 22, 2006
The Zodiac has been made with the dunderheaded flatness of bad '70s TV.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
March 17, 2006
It has the look of a straight-to-video movie, or at best a Project Greenlight production.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times
March 17, 2006
The would-be psychological thriller devolves into a plodding domestic drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
March 17, 2006
The B-team version of the story.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Michael Granberry
Dallas Morning News
March 17, 2006
Have the screenwriters ever studied the concept of arc, how characters evolve from opening to closing credits?
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
March 16, 2006
Treats the unfolding murder spree like a routine police procedural.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Tim Grierson
L.A. Weekly
March 16, 2006
Regurgitates a lifetime of police-thriller conventions, adding an aura of laughable solemnity in the hope of making the plot seem less banal.
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
March 16, 2006
The filmmakers essentially box themselves into an almost existential situation where nothing happens other than the unraveling of intimate relationships under insurmountable stress.
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Bob Longino
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
March 16, 2006
Boring when it should be gripping.
| Original Score: C-