Those familiar with Its Always Sunny In Philadelphia will feel EXACTLY like Charlie did at the close of this movie. If you aren't familiar with IASIP reconsider your life choices....
This movie took source material from before my time and made it a chilling, thrilling, edge of your seat emotional rollercoaster of a movie. Once completing his movie I guarantee that you will want to start your own investigation into who is the Zodiac killer. The movie is a bit in the longer side ~2.5 hours, but that time FLIES by from the second the first phone call is made to Jake Gyllenhaal's house. The movie is expertly made by the always amazing David Fincher to be a larger than life retelling of one of the most notorious serial killers of the modern day.
Seriously, if you haven't seen this movie and somehow stumble on to my review... take the time and watch it. You'll be glad you did
The film as a whole is incredible, resembling the likes of Seven. Jake gives a exceptional performance, accompanied by a great cast, playing a cartoonist with an ass that wont quit, you go girl. The film is a long one, so bare that in mind before watching it. It's a really interesting story, following the Zodiac killer.
I feel the film could be shorter in areas, there's 101 different twists and routes they go down. The films basically a long more information filled Seven, the story of a serial killer and those who try to capture him. Don't get me wrong, they're separately both great films, they just have a lot of similarities.
I'd recommend this film to anyone, period.
Moody and dark, but with flashes of humour when required, this film really exemplifies how to carry a plot. Gyllenhaal shines, as does Ruffalo, with Downey Jr coming in a close third for the best performance, they all just work so well together, showing the real frustrations of tracking a serial killer.
Great suspenseful watch, highly recommended.
Watched on the airplane coming back from Moncton (before connection in Montreal) after my cousin Beth's wedding, September 13, 2017
Hyper-focused and unrelentingly intriguing, Zodiac is one of Fincher's most impressive films all while being one of his most haunting.