Watching Zodiac with Se7en and Fight Club in mind might disappoint those expecting a typical David Fincher movie, but his exploration of a serial killer’s reign across 70s San Francisco is highly rewarding, provided you’re willing to put in the (2 and a half) hours. The Zodiac killer submitted citizens of California to everything from fear to mild bemusement for the better part of a decade with his media-baiting ciphers and acts of terrible violence. Meanwhile reporters, police and an obsessed cartoonist named Robert Graysmith spent those years trying and ultimately failing to put a face to the name. Fincher’s own fascination with the case really comes across here, and while he doesn’t shrink from the horror of the murders, this is his most traditional, but most accomplished feat of storytelling to date. The pin sharp dialogue and perfectly paced story is accompanied by a first rate cast – most notably Robert Downey Jnr’s hack Paul Avery and Mark Ruffalo’s dogged homicide detective David Toschi. The story veers away swiftly from standard serial killer fare to intense procedural, focussing on the obsession of the men trying to stop Zodiac. And the real accomplishment here is that audiences will feel their regret, because to this day, the killer has never been caught. Despite this and the intimidating running time, those with the patience will be rewarded with one of the best crime thrillers in years.
This is one of the best movies I've seen. It really sticks with you.Published 2 months ago by Robin McDonagh
Absolutely incredible amazing film. Great direction from Fincher who really knows how to weave a story together. Excellent performances from all the cast. Read morePublished 7 months ago by randolph ouimet
This is a film about the infamous Zodiac killer. It starts in 1969 and spans over 2 1/2 hours to 1991, The film centers on Robert Graysmith (Jake Gyllenhall) a cartoonist for the... Read morePublished 9 months ago by The Movie Guy
One of Fincher's best. A crime thriller detective drama about the real life Zodiac killer that his still not been caught to this day. Read morePublished 14 months ago by SS
I wanted to get this movie for some time now as the reviews were consistently good.
When the price came down to a reasonable level I bought it. Read more
Excellent movie. I was intrigued by the story and how it would relate to the findings in the Black Dahlia Avenger II which closes the door on who committed the crimes that swept... Read morePublished 16 months ago by JT
Lately I've been on a bit of a serial killer spree, checking out movies about/based on real-life serial killers and the times they were active. Read morePublished 21 months ago by EA Solinas