Zodiac Synopsis
Investigators search for serial killer.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Its most impressive accomplishment is to gather a bewildering labyrinth of facts and suspicions over a period of years, and make the...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Zodiac never veers from its stoically gripping, police-blotter tone, yet it begins to take on the quality of a dream.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
Firing on all cylinders as a creepy thriller, police procedural and "All the President's Men"-style investigative newsroom drama, the...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Unique and unmissable.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Zodiac is a reproach both to those dedicated to unscrambling "The Da Vinci Code" and to those hooked on forensic crime shows where all the...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
This is the rare movie that blends long scenes of meticulous research with a sweeping story and sustains a feeling of riveting suspense....
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Zodiac is a kind of corrective remake of "Se7en," a renunciation of that earlier movie's psychotic nihilism. That rejection extends to a...
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Without a persuasive ending, Zodiac is an exercise in frustration if not futility. But before it hits the inevitable wall, it does...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Never takes off, but it never collapses. At times, it becomes frustrating -- for example, about 30 minutes are spent pursuing a lead that...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The film feels self-obsessed, an intriguing drama that slowly devolves into a bleak meditation on the absence of dramatics.
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By mahmamasaid

One of the worst movies EVER!!!

By bmw328power
The only reason I took the time to register was to detour people away from this movie. Not to mention the rediculous length of this pile of s@#! you have to read 4 movie screens of paragraphs at the...


By Spartan 369
Very good movie, but it was a bit too long. Needed a bit more Fincheresque twists and turns....

Zodiac - Well Done

By Stacie Hougland
One of David Fincher's finest, this fascinating examination of the hunt for the Zodiac Killer who terrorized the Bay Area for two decades and was never caught holds you captive from start to finish....

Zodiac Director's Cut

By NoelEise
Fincher scores yet again. Not my favorite but this is an engaging, if long, look at the real life story of one of the greatest unsolved criminal cases of the latter part of the 20th century. Mark...

Front-runner best picture

By MRossmiller
Great suspense, great script, great acting, I just hope it is not a distant memory come Oscars next year. Robert Downey will be robbed again if he doesn't get and WIN for supporting actor - he was...

Slow as molasses

Don't recommend this. I was hoping for a horror/thriller/scary movie. I think I dozed off a few times. Robert Downey can do no wrong for me but Jake is so emotionless and boring, I don't know how he...

Long but worth it

By shimmyaries
It's a long movie I think they could have shortened it up, but it's a movie you won't soon forget after you see it. Love the direction Fincher went with it, it's like All the Presidents men meets...

Zodiac to see is to understand

By tippywildflower
Nicely detailed movie without too much gore. Although, I do like a good horror/gore fest from timto time, there seemed to be a great balance of just enough blood or images to entice the mind without...


By credit union gang
I found the cast did a great job with what they had to work with. The movie was long, yet still left many questions unanswered. The realistic special effects may disturb many who see the movie, I...

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Rated R | For some strong killings, language, drug material and brief sexual images
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 17 & under Notorious case inspires dark, sinuous thriller.
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