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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:
5668
genre:
Mystery and Thriller, Drama

We gave it a B+

In Zodiac, director David Fincher (Seven) tackles the true tale of still-unsolved serial killings from the perspectives of three men obsessed with the case: a San Francisco newspaper cartoonist (Jake Gyllenhaal), a crime reporter (Robert Downey Jr.), and a detective (Mark Ruffalo). Tremendously ambitious, the movie, which captures its ’70s era vividly, also has a flat, abrupt ending. The DVD cries out for a commentary; we’ll get it — plus other bonus features — in a Director’s Cut slated for 2008. Well worth seeing, but save some dough for next year. EXTRAS None. B+

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