This film is a gem. The acting from everyone in this movie is spot on and the story had me gripped to the very end. A must see!
I am rating this film 7/10 as opposed to other David Fincher´s who thrilled me more (like Fight Club or Panic Room).
Zodiac remains a very good film, with maybe some lengths but probably made to reflect how long it really took to solve the enigma of the Zodiac. Therefore, it is not as dynamic as other of David Fincher´s.
I was at the same time disappointed and happy to find Robert Downey Jr in one of the main roles, happy because it seems like he does well in whichever role is given to him, disappointed as it is not exactly a role he has never played before.
Overall, it remains a good psychological thriller that is worth watching.
This is how you make a crime drama / biopic / thriller / police procedural / whodunnit / 60's-70's throwback.For every person who moans about not getting closure, please..... There's this thing called historical accuracy... It's like people moaning about having the plot in 'The Crown' ruined for them, yes, I know people who have done this..... erm, it ain't fiction! It happened, it's hardly a spoiler or a well kept secret!Fincher is a visual genius. He knows his subject VERY well whenever he makes a film. It's beautifully written, shot, edited and the cast are sublime.If you like historically accurate movies, watch it if you haven't... It'a a class act.
Movie Review: "Zodiac" (2007)After 5 years of breaking away from directing motion pictures, David Fincher returns with not only bringing editor Angus Wall back on board to deliver a kind of epic puzzle of a classic "serial-killer-thriller" elements spreading 22 years of screen-story from legendary as also infamous attack to murder to 17-something teenager on July 4th 1969 over point-of-view changing sequences featuring leading actor Jake Gyllenhaal as sole-parent Robert Graysmith, starting as cartoonist at the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper, before getting obsessed with the self-proclaimed "Zodiac-Killer", even able to confront the main suspect face-to-face after following his self-determined eagle-squad hobby-turning-into full-time occupation in 1983er lumberstore conclusions, when he gets help all the way by fellow-journalist Paul Avery, performed in demon-striking-fashion of private salvations from heavy numbing substance abuse after "Chaplin" (1993) and before his comeback with "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" (2005) directed by Shane Black actor Robert Downey Jr., who delivers mesmerizing beats of physical decline in presenting an ultra-stressful job of spreading news to full resignation in a peaking scene with Jake Gyllenhaal at an home estate on one side, when on the other side awaits actor Mark Ruffalo as investigating, figuring and concluding Inspector David Toschi, when "Zodiac" directed by David Fincher, again alongside with cinematographer Harry Savides (1957-2012), break together new grounds of fully-integrating immersive as decisive early low-resoluted digital camera motions followed by extensive color correction to make the picture a fascinating genre mix with ultra-thrilling scenes of investigation as character interrogations only to split open audience moods with moments of acting delight by an ensemble cast entirely prepared to deliver the most unusual crime-drama of the 2000s, which remains a mystery-thriller to be revisited by suspense-indulging audience.© 2018 Felix Alexander Dausend
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