Zodiac Reviews

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November 21, 2019
Zodiac is a film that really takes its time, but does a masterful job of showing how these killings didn't just destroy the lives of the victims and their families, but how the case became a burden to almost everyone involved.
September 25, 2019
Zodiac is not just a masterclass in film-making and storytelling, it's proof that a horror movie does not have to be showy to be scary.
August 6, 2019
The first half of the movie plays like a police procedural... It's a thrilling whirlwind of facts and dead ends and terrifying attacks that increasingly adds to the sense of helplessness with the case.
June 6, 2019
A disturbing, meticulous, brilliantly written and darkly evocative re-creation of a time and a place that captures every feeling and nuance of an entire era.
January 25, 2019
Downey Jr is perfect as the alcoholic wastrel of a crime reporter Paul Averi, as is Mark Raffalo as the dependable cop David.
December 2, 2018
An ironic commentary on the complexity and inherent difficulties of old-fashioned, paper-heavy, analogue detective work.
November 3, 2018
It's Fincher's attention to detail that makes Zodiac so remarkable and his most mature, rather than his most entertaining, work.
July 11, 2018
It's a movie for masochists, and for the most part enthralling.
July 1, 2017
The low-key thriller is as much a study in obsession and detail as it is a murder mystery, and Fincher is appropriately obsessive in his attention to detail...
March 31, 2017
The crowning achievement of its director's career, a masterwork stubbornly faithful to its source material even while transcending it.
December 8, 2015
[It's] a story about the elusive nature of evil in a world that thinks information ... will eventually solve our problems.
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.
November 16, 2012
Beautifully poised, slow and sinister: a trance of expectant menace in which Fincher holds his audience until the movie's finale.
December 23, 2010
A complex crime drama that limits its action, opting to save it for the times that bring the greatest impact.
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.
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.
August 27, 2009
An enthrallingly unsatisfactory film, worth watching and deciphering
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.
January 21, 2009
...an effective reenactment of some chilling real-life events.
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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