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Awakening the Zodiac (2017)




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In 1968, one of the deadliest serial killers in U.S. history disappeared without a trace. His identity and cryptic messages remained unsolved for decades...until now. After a fortune seeking couple uncover a forty-year-old film reel depicting two gruesome murders taken by the killer himself, they set out to solve the mystery and claim the $100,000 reward. But the situation quickly changes, as the hunters become the hunted.

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Shane West
as Mick Branson
Leslie Bibb
as Zoe Branson
Jason Hook
as S.A. Grinstahl
Douglas Kidd
as Officer
Sandra Wilson
as Front Desk Woman
Renato Vettore
as Custodian
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Critic Reviews for Awakening the Zodiac

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3)

Its pedestrian execution and the general sense that you're watching a facsimile of something so much better is overwhelming - meaning it's beyond underwhelming.

June 9, 2017 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

True-crime obsessives may be disappointed that most of this film is fiction; but fans of grubby B-pictures should appreciate how assured the movie is.

June 8, 2017 | Full Review…

Scant action arrives until the last half hour, and then it's frequently preposterous; with minor fine-tuning, some climactic peril here might easily play as slapstick.

June 5, 2017 | Full Review…

While admittedly atmospheric and stylishly made, the picture does have some problems generating the kind of chills it clearly wants to elicit.

June 11, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Increased stupidity at the end aside, it's more often than not a tight and effective little thriller offering a strong script, solid performances, and some creepy beats.

June 9, 2017 | Full Review…

This is a solid concept for a story ... but that's just the starting point of a movie.

June 8, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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