Zodiac R

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Zodiac
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  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 37 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: April 25, 2017
  • Originally Released: 2007
  • Label: Paramount
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)

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Certified Fresh89%

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 493,686
Rating: 5/5 -- The first half of the movie plays like a police procedural... It's a thrilling whirlwind of facts and dead ends and terrifying attacks that increasingly adds to the sense of helplessness with the case. Full Review
Smash Cut Reviews
Aug 6, 2019
Rating: 3/4 -- Downey Jr is perfect as the alcoholic wastrel of a crime reporter Paul Averi, as is Mark Raffalo as the dependable cop David. Full Review
Outlook
Jan 25, 2019
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. Full Review
Film.com
Jan 8, 2008
5 stars out of 5 -- The high-def digital camerawork is stunning and there are sublime shots that herald Fincher as one of the most technically accomplished directors alive.
Total Film
Oct 1, 2007
Gyllenhaal always manages to present a person of some sensitivity without leaning on actorish resources.
The New Republic
Oct 18, 2007
[With] arresting performances...and the visual virtuosity of thriller auteur David Fincher.
Box Office
Apr 1, 2007
I think this is a great film.
Ebert & Roeper
Oct 15, 2007

Product Description:

David Fincher's (FIGHT CLUB, SE7EN) adaptation of the Robert Graysmith book masterfully transports viewers to the Bay Area in the 1960s and '70s by drawing on actual case files from the notoriously unsolved Zodiac killer mystery. As a murderer with seemingly random targets starts sending terrifying threats and cryptic codes to police and publishers all around San Francisco, fear and paranoia descend on the city. Through slow pacing, Fincher creates an effectively chilling atmosphere in which he spins a thick web of character-driven plotlines. Early scenes depicting the Zodiac's first-known murders vividly capture the victim's fear and agony and will leave viewers haunted. When the Zodiac's ciphers arrive at the San Francisco Chronicle, they spark the interest of Graysmith (Jake Gyllenhaal), a young cartoonist with a penchant for puzzles. As the former Boy Scout earnestly tries to decode the messages, eccentric reporter Paul Avery approaches the case from a career-boosting angle. Meanwhile, a string of investigators from four jurisdictions carry on a complex and unsatisfying search for the elusive killer. Inspectors Dave Toschi (Mark Ruffalo) and Bill Armstrong (Anthony Edwards) at times collide with Avery and Graysmith, whose interest in the case extends long after most have given up.

Even at two-and-a-half hours in length, this dense murder mystery should manage to keep its audience riveted throughout. Paired with stellar performances from Ruffalo, Downey, Gyllenhaal, and countless others, a clever script produces well-developed characters, and the film's art direction, music, and costumes all combine to create an authentic sense of time and place. The somber tone of the atmospheric thriller gives the film a documentary-like aesthetic at times, lending weight to the story's facts while never relying on cheap tricks. Unlike murder mysteries such as THE BLACK DAHLIA, ZODIAC invites viewers to develop theories of their own, allowing them to come to their own conclusions.

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  • Theatrical Release: March 2, 2007

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  • Sales Rank: 4,204
  • UPC: 032429258595
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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