Zodiac
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The true story behind the murders that many crime scholars believe to be the most perplexing series of unsolved crimes in modern history comes to the screen in chilling detail as Fight Club and Seven director David Fincher steps behind the camera to tell the mysterious tale of the infamous Zodiac killer. A relentless serial killer is stalking the streets of the San Francisco Bay Area, leaving citizens locked into a constant state of panic, and baffled authorities scrambling for clues. Though the killer sadistically mocks the detectives by leaving a series of perplexing ciphers and menacing… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89%

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"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."
‑ Bob Mondello, NPR.org
"Gyllenhaal always manages to present a person of some sensitivity without leaning on actorish resources."
‑ Stanley Kauffmann, The New Republic
"Beautifully poised, slow and sinister: a trance of expectant menace in which Fincher holds his audience until the movie's finale."
‑ Luke Goodsell, Empire Magazine Australasia
"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."
‑ Matthew Pejkovic, Matt's Movie Reviews
"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."
‑ Steve Biodrowski, Cinefantastique
"[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."
‑ Christopher Orr, The New Republic
"I think this is a great film."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"A complex crime drama that limits its action, opting to save it for the times that bring the greatest impact."
‑ Ryan Cracknell, Movie Views
"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."
‑ Ben Rawson-Jones, Digital Spy
"...an effective reenactment of some chilling real-life events."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Fincher, more subdued ... and aching for a return to smart suspense films from the likes of Sidney Lumet and Alan J. Pakula, pulls us by the collar into the frame and cranks the sense of menace taut without cheap tricks or cop-out gimmicks."
‑ Mark Bourne, Film.com
"Several bravura suspense sequences - can't help but recall slasher convention."
‑ Ben Walters, Time Out
"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."
‑ Nick Rogers, Suite101.com
"An enthrallingly unsatisfactory film, worth watching and deciphering"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Zodiac does a great job of showing three different paths (reporter, cop, cartoonist) in trying to capture a serial killer."
‑ Jeff Bayer, The Scorecard Review
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