The Zodiac
The Zodiac (2006)

In the late 1960s, a police detective and his son become obsessed with a serial killer in northern California known as the Zodiac Killer, endangering their own family in the process.

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 29, 2006
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Critic Score
26%
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User Score
39%


Critic Score: 26% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

The Zodiac has been made with the dunderheaded flatness of bad '70s TV.

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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle

The B-team version of the story.

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Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

I hate to waste my time seeing what I know is an incomplete work. Good filmmaking and story telling, though.

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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle

It has the look of a straight-to-video movie, or at best a Project Greenlight production.

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Michael Granberry
Dallas Morning News

Have the screenwriters ever studied the concept of arc, how characters evolve from opening to closing credits?

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Kim Voynar
Cinematical

Whether you're a true-crime buff or just an average cinephile who enjoys a well-crafted film, you'll find something to like about Zodiac.

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Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times

The would-be psychological thriller devolves into a plodding domestic drama.

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Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News

Treats the unfolding murder spree like a routine police procedural.

Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

The Zodiac case receded into limbo, and Bulkley's film ends on an inconclusive and profoundly unsatisfying note.

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Flixster Audience Score: 39% Flixster User Reviews
Lee ?
Not as in-depth or graphic as David Fincher's version of the Vallejo killings and this one got a little boring at times too. But overall I thought it was… More
Jim Woehr
The 2007 movie much much better.
Michael Gildea
Not to be confused with the David Fincher masterpiece, THE Zodiac is utter shit. It apes said genius's work in the most generic and unapologetic of… More
Sarah Prisbylla
Very disappointing Zodiac movie.
Cameron Johnson
I like how this film is super emphatic about the its being "based on true events", even though it's pretty darn obvious, considering the… More
Chris Middleton
An interesting true story about the northern California killer known to the public as the 'Zodiac Killer'

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