Zodiac Reviews

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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.
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.
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.
October 18, 2007
Gyllenhaal always manages to present a person of some sensitivity without leaning on actorish resources.
October 15, 2007
I think this is a great film.
June 2, 2007
Fincher's most mature work to date will earn respect over time.
May 19, 2007
It is impossible not to enjoy Zodiac: if enjoy is the word for a picture so often scary and stomach-turning.
May 18, 2007
I don't expect to see a better crime movie this year.
May 17, 2007
Several bravura suspense sequences - can't help but recall slasher convention.
May 15, 2007
Fincher is on top form: this is his best, most mature film yet.
March 12, 2007
Any honest neurotic could probably tell you: the emotional payoff of an obsession is not attaining some longed-for goal -- it's the obsession itself, which fulfills certain needs.
March 5, 2007
Zodiac is long -- over two and a half hours -- but when it's over, you almost wish it had gone on for another 20 minutes.
March 3, 2007
A modern American masterpiece.
March 3, 2007
Low-key but all the more compelling for it, Zodiac is the first must-see movie of 2007.
March 3, 2007
Zodiac, the latest film from director David Fincher, is among his best
March 3, 2007
Zodiac is the rare serial-killer movie in which the psychosis stems as much from the pursuers (and the filmmaker) as the pursued.
March 2, 2007
It makes you want to study it even more closely, in search of things you might have missed, trailing after leads that flash by in the relentless momentum of going nowhere fast. If you're not careful, it might make you obsessed.
March 2, 2007
David Fincher's grim but mesmerizing Zodiac offers the puzzle-solving addictiveness of a detective story, the shivers of a thriller and the allure of a character study, all presented with a dash of newspaper drama.
March 2, 2007
For all its dramatic flaws, Zodiac deserves praise for not choosing the easy route.
March 2, 2007
For a director whose earlier films include the influential Seven and cult-fave Fight Club, the results are merely good -- not great.
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