Zodiac
Zodiac (2007)

As a serial killer terrifies the San Francisco Bay Area and taunts police with his ciphers and letters, investigators in four jurisdictions search for the murderer. The case will become an obsession for four men as their lives and careers… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 24, 2007
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Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
89%
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User Score
76%



Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A quiet, dialogue-driven thriller that delivers with scene after scene of gut-wrenching anxiety. David Fincher also spends more time illustrating nuances of his characters and recreating the mood of the 70s than he does on gory details of murder.

Bob Mondello
NPR.org

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.

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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic

Gyllenhaal always manages to present a person of some sensitivity without leaning on actorish resources.

Luke Goodsell
Empire Magazine Australasia

Beautifully poised, slow and sinister: a trance of expectant menace in which Fincher holds his audience until the movie's finale.

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Christopher Orr
The New Republic

[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.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

I think this is a great film.

Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views

A complex crime drama that limits its action, opting to save it for the times that bring the greatest impact.

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Mark Bourne
Film.com

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.

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Ben Walters
Time Out

Several bravura suspense sequences - can't help but recall slasher convention.

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Nick Rogers
Suite101.com

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Bob Stinson
I stayed up REAL late watching the DVD and I almost never do that. Couldn't turn it off. In the end, sure, a bit of a shaggy dog story but I didn't… More
Melvin White
Robert Graysmith: Just because you can't prove it, doesn't mean it's not true. "There's more than one way to lose your life to a… More
Matt Goodman
Excellent drama.
Kase Vollebregt
David Fincher's crime thriller 'Zodiac' is one of the best the genre has ever seen. The screenplay is top notch and all the acting is perfect,… More
Nikhil Nandu
Fincher is probably one of my favorite directors in Hollywood, and it is movies like Zodiac that solidify him as such. The characters in this movie are… More
xGary Xx
Telling the story of a serial killer who terrorized the San Francisco bay area in the late 60s and early 70s,The narrative switches between the frustrated… More

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