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Zodiac

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Zodiac

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
158 minutes
Wide Release Date:
03/02/07
performer:
Robert Downey Jr., Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo
director:
David Fincher
distributor:
Paramount Pictures
author:
James Vanderbilt
genre:
Mystery and Thriller, Drama

We gave it a C

David Fincher’s vastly intricate and dazzling drama about the serial killer who terrorized the San Francisco Bay Area starting in 1969. We see most of the Zodiac’s murders, but the real story is the way he uses the media to create a myth of himself. (It’s not even clear that the crimes are all his.) The cops and reporters are looking for a killer, but they’re also chasing a ghost. As the political cartoonist who can’t let go of the case, Jake Gyllenhaal makes his obsession ours.