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3.7
10,337 Ratings

Zodiac

Directed by David Fincher
United States, 2007
Crime, Drama, History

Synopsis

A serial killer terrifying the San Francisco Bay Area taunts investigators with the endless trail of letters and ciphers he leaves behind each murder. They become obsessed with his capture. Based on the actual case files of the unsolved crimes by the Zodiac killer.

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Zodiac Directed by David Fincher

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  • Richmond Hill's rating of the film Zodiac

    A technically competent film but it lacks dynamism with split narrative focus and a flitting timeline that may well propel the clock forward (with seemingly endless date captions) but reduces the story to a rather bitty affair with no real interest established in the protagonists or situation (despite the cipher codes and inevitable investigation). All curiously unexciting.

  • Graveyard Poet's rating of the film Zodiac

    By far the finest Fincher film and, perhaps, the greatest film made between 2000 & 2009. Cerebral, nuanced, subtle, with an outstanding cast of actors at their low key best, textured cinematography, a timeless score, and an absolutely brilliant late 1960s/early 1970s soundtrack.

  • ig_____or's rating of the film Zodiac

    The first half-hour is good, but then it gets so slow and uninspired. The focus keeps switching from the detectives to the journalists, with both fronts being equally boring. Robert Downey Jr. and Chloë Sevigny seemed completely miscast. A lot of characters and information just kept being thrown as years passed by, leading to a mildly interesting final confrontation. All that research overtook the rhythm of the film.

  • Harry Rossi's rating of the film Zodiac

    Probably Fincher's best work behind Se7en. Impeccably directed, shot and acted, Fincher proves he has a masterful control of his craft. I swear to God this film felt like it was directed by a machine. 100% entertaining from start to finish and the ending is absolutely chilling. Loved it.

  • Zach Closs's rating of the film Zodiac

    "Zodiac" is a harmonic convergence of director and material; Fincher's attentiveness to behavior and information -- how much we know, how it's presented, and what makes it relevant -- has never been more welcome. That the film can invest us so naturally in new leads and promising suspects, without simplifying or spinning the details for dramatic effect, is a testament to Fincher's genius.

  • T.J. Royal's rating of the film Zodiac

    To be clear, I watched the 162 minute "Director's Cut." I really, really enjoyed this. It mixes in at least three separate genres into one narrative, the newspaper, serial killer and police procedural. Then a good way through, it turns into a bit of a personality profile, and showcases an obsessiveness for closure in the case. Not unlike some moviegoers' desire for closure with some stories, no?

  • Dave's rating of the film Zodiac

    Everyone already knows the conclusion and even so Fincher manages to make it all unbearable suspenseful. 2007 was a great year in movies and Zodiac remains one of the best to be released. Far and away my favorite Fincher film.

  • Quentin Carbonell's rating of the film Zodiac

    A very sweet atmosphere, a delicious nostalgia but something is lacking to make it the movie it could have been. I can't say what it is or could be.

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