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Zodiac Reviews

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November 28, 2016
Need to watch it again
½ November 20, 2016
A very intense thriller featuring fantastic performances and a pretty accurate fact based tale.
November 19, 2016
you know it's a great movie when it's 2 hours and 42 minutes of mostly talking and you're not bored at any point in the movie. to say i was invested is an understatement. great cast, superb directing, and a very big story. After seeing this again, I realize that David Fincher is my second favorite director after Christopher Nolan (2 viewings)
½ October 28, 2016
Pretty crazy how Ironman and The Hulk working together with Donnie Darko couldn't manage to figure this one out.
Super Reviewer
October 22, 2016
A solid, intelligent thriller by Fincher that exemplifies quality filmmaking. Warm up the edge of your seat, cause that's where you'll be for the whole of this.
October 11, 2016
great film, so eerie and even more so that it was a true story!! Jake Gillingham is fab.
½ October 8, 2016
Zodiac is an extremely low-paced thriller, quite unexpected from director David Fincher, that can result to be frustrating at times.
With a little more speed this very talented cast would hsve menaged to deliver much more thril.
½ September 19, 2016
David Fincher always makes really well-made movies. The very techinal aspects of all his films are top-notch. The camera is very smooth, the colour palette is again very stylish, the score and soundtrack haunting and the acting is superb. David Fincher knows what he is doing. His films always suck in the audience even though not much is happening. This story for instance is based on the true story of a cartoonist getting obsessed with the Zodiac killing that took place in southern California in the late 60's and early 70's. When you start to create true stories, it gets harder to follow the classic Hollywood three-act structure. This film starts off very interesting with all the characters getting equal amount of screen-time and the creepy zodiac written letters begin to start coming in. Down the stretch, it starts to become a bit of a bore when the zodiac killer becomes absent in the story. While I can't really fault the filmmakers for this because this is a true story and the filmmakers were trying to depict the story as real as possible but it's something to take note of before you watch it. This is one of those films where many little clues are dropped here and there throughout the film and while many of them might fly under the radar or you may not remember all of them, they all come back at the end to make an impactful ending. Overall, this is a really well-made film. If you like David Fincher's other work like Gone Girl and the Social Network, I think you will enjoy this one.
September 16, 2016
Great cast, doesn't show the gruesome murders you'd expect but more of the people side, of what was really going behind the scenes. A+ movie
September 11, 2016
Zodiac is terrifying! And not in a horror movie kind of way, but in a true story kind of way. Wonderful cast, acting, and direction. Big kudos to whoever was in charge of researching the case so meticulously for all of the details to come together. The true story of Zodiac has been told, including Zodiac's identity.
September 6, 2016
Not as good as Se7en, but still great work from David Fincher
September 3, 2016
The best thing about Zodiac is that it's not a film about the serial killer, but the people involved in the case and their lives. And also Jake Gyllenhaal, who delivers a performance on point, as he always does.
August 28, 2016
not the kind of film i prefer investing so much time into, but a pretty well done and sometimes creepy true crime movie.
½ August 19, 2016
The zodiac killer story is a very fascinating one; however, this movie managed to make it somewhat boring and almost too quiet to be considered a horror movie or anything close. In my opinion it's needlessly long and drawn out, the film has entirely too much dialogue and by the end your eyes have glazed over and you're not even that drawn to the story anymore. Regardless, it certainly does have its thrilling moments and the essence of mystery and suspense cannot be denied.
½ August 16, 2016
Stopped movie after maybe 15-20 minutes. It was too violent.
August 11, 2016
Great thriller about a mass murderer and how it became one of the hardest cases, driving people insane, which the movie portrays perfectly, the pacing feels a bit choppy at times but the great script and performances compensate it, making a great mystery solving thrilling movie that always keeps you at the edge of your seat.
½ August 3, 2016
A little to long but for jake and ruffy gotta like it
July 29, 2016
Zodiac is one of them movies that convinces you that certain people in the movie were the killer. You have to watch out for what most people say about the case because if you don't, you lose the whole movie. Robert Graysmith who is played by Jake Gyllenhaal is a cartoonist, but ends up getting caught up in an investigation that only has fingerprints and handwriting. You would need a lot more to catch a serial killer back then. Graysmith punches above his weight in the movie: Going on national TV and the Zodiac wasn't happy. Graysmith was getting phone calls once a week from an unknown caller breathing very heavily down the phone. I wonder if that still haunts Graysmith to this day. Who knows? Only Graysmith knows. This movie in my mind was the best movie of 2007. although I didn't see the movie until July 2011.
July 27, 2016
Another fantastic and suspenceful crime thriller about one of the few unsolveable cases where the murder's identity is still unknown. The film is scary and horrific in recreating the murder scenes while also being a compelling and interesting mystery trying to catch the Zodiac killer. David Fincher was a perfect choice to tackle such a scary and dark film that deals with twists and turns. I love Fincher and being one of my favorite directors this is one of his best as well.
½ July 25, 2016
A surprising film in that it has so many stars (& future stars) yet plays out more like a docu-drama than a Hollywood film. Excellent cinematography, lighting, and a strong script with minimal editing allows for the viewer to think through the implications of each scene and reach conclusions just as the main characters do. Life, damaged as it may become, does continue on and can make victims of all who are touched by tragedy.
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