Zodiac (2007)

Based on the true story of the notorious serial killer and the intense manhunt he inspired, Zodiac is a superbly crafted thriller form the director of Se7en and Panic Room. Featuring an outstanding ensemble cast led by Jake Gyllenhaal,… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 2, 2007
DVD Release Date: July 24, 2007
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Critic Score: 90% 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

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.

Sean Axmaker
Stream on Demand

The low-key thriller is as much a study in obsession and detail as it is a murder mystery, and Fincher is appropriately obsessive in his attention to detail...

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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.

Phil Nobile Jr.

The crowning achievement of its director's career, a masterwork stubbornly faithful to its source material even while transcending it.

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Mark Bourne

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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Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer

[It's] a story about the elusive nature of evil in a world that thinks information ... will eventually solve our problems.

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% 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
Matt Goodman
Excellent drama.
Kevin M. Williams
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… 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
Spencer S.
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Melvin White
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