With Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr., Brian Cox, John Carroll Lynch, Chloë Sevigny, Elias Koteas, John Getz, Philip Baker Hall, Adam Goldberg
Directed by David Fincher

Ironically I was wondering what Fincher’s next project would be. In rolls
Zodiac. Based on the real-life serial killer tormenting San Francisco over the ‘60s and ‘70s, its source material is the book written by Robert Graysmith.
The Zodiac killer was never caught and we see the extensive investigation, suspects, unraveling of clues, and its frustrating dead ends from the perspective of the investigating officer and a cartoonist at the daily newspaper that received regular coded letters from the killer. We see how this case eats away at all involved with not enough evidence to nail their main suspects.
With the Zodiac killer never caught, it feels as though Fincher nudges our own suspicious investigative minds to keep scrutinizing every single character. He created an attentive piece spanning several decades, filled with detail and style, making it one of the more engaging serial killer films based on actual events. Lengthy, but worth it.
The real case spawned many movie plots like that of
Dirty Harry, and a similar killer in The Exorcist III

5 / B
- PB

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6 - Volcanic
5 - Blistering
4 - Hot
3 - Smolder
2 - Room Temperature
1 - Fizzled
0 - Extinguished

A: Multi-Viewing Potential

B: Could Enjoy A 2nd Look

C: Once Should Suffice

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