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Zodiac Reviews

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June 30, 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.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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
November 16, 2012
Beautifully poised, slow and sinister: a trance of expectant menace in which Fincher holds his audience until the movie's finale.
| Original Score: 4/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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
July 6, 2010
Ultimately the lack of tautness in the storytelling, seemingly stemming from a desire to be as faithful as possible to Graysmith's book, costs the film dearly.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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.
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
June 21, 2008
Zodiac has us ponder the frustrations of a case that won't close up tightly like your weekly CSI.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
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
Read More | Original Score: 7/10
February 28, 2008
It is not its lack of resolution that makes Zodiac a poor film, it is its stupefying dull progression.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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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