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Jake gyllenhall, mark ruffalo,anthony edward, and robert downey,jr. Make up for a great cast. Trying to find the zodiac killer. One of the bestter films for you to follow.
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Can be addicting
Great movie, had me going with the actors.
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Terrifically Confident Sense of Purpose
Fincher is on top form: this is his best, most mature film yet. Overloading me with the minutiae of evidence (fingerprints, I.D. parades, witness statements), Zodiac becomes a cryptic, headache inducing puzzle-box (warning: bring aspirin). It's also wryly ironic, the period setting raising bigger questions about the information age as the cops are hampered by a lack of faxes, bad filing systems and no cell phones. Bolstered by superb performances, eye-catching digital camerawork and a terrifically confident sense of purpose, this is the closest cinema has ever come to the realities of the investigative process. Don't expect action; do expect a grown-up, provocative film that invites you to engage your brain. Compelling? Scarily so.
Finally; A Perfectly Done Release Of The True Story !!
"Zodiac" is a terrific thriller! It reinvents one of the most overused subgenre in all of American Cinema, the serial-killer. It does so not through overly obvious technique or even radical story innovations; but through subtle adjustments in perspective. Shifting the focus from the serial killer's methods and moral impulses (the approach taken by "Saw", "Se7en", etc.) and toward the tools used by reporters and cops tracking the murderer. This moves "Zodiac" evolves another familiar genre; Police Procedure. Yet Fincher and screenwriter James Vanderbilt show so much disregard for Cop Movie conventions that their film ends up having more in common with "All the President's Men" than "Dirty Harry" — (even though "Dirty Harry" was based on the real 'Zodiac' case.) The "Zodiac" Case made national headlines, partly due to the elusiveness of the killer and partly thanks to his method of making himself famous. Starting in 1969, the "Zodiac" wrote letters to San Francisco newspapers detailing his crimes, which consisted of random murders of apparently unconnected victims. The newspaper coverage made him famous, and inspired one of the case's most persistent investigators: Robert Graysmith (Jake Gyllenhaal), a San Francisco Chronicle cartoonist who became so obsessed with the case that he let it decimate his marriage while he followed leads for years. Graysmith's amateur sleuthing is just one thread of the story. Fincher's drama follows not only the cartoonist but also crime reporter Paul Avery (Robert Downey Jr.), and Cops Dave Toschi (Mark Ruffalo) and William Armstrong (Anthony Edwards). All four of these characters' stories intersect at various points in the film; but they also inspire subplots of their own that accumulate to create a vivid tapestry of 1970's America. Like the best of Scorsese, "Zodiac" succeeds both as a sweeping pop epic and an intimate character study. Even peripheral characters, such as a man who escapes the "Zodiac's" clutches, or a creepy movie nut who may have a link to the killer, have fully realized personas — they're better defined than the leads in most movies. And the leads here are riveting. The Ruffalo, Downey, and Gyllenhaal characters are all strong enough to carry their own films, but joining their stories allows Fincher to make one of the best movies ever made about the ambivalent relationship between Law Enforcement and the Press. "Zodiac" concentrates primarily on Graysmith's investigation, moving back and forth between storylines with great ease and clarity. The elegant story construction and Fincher's visual flair keep it from ever becoming static. The movie is aggressively realistic, abandoning the logical, interlocking structure of most murder mysteries for a plot in which clues contradict each other, fail to connect, and sometimes just get forgotten about in the chaos that is Police Work. If there's a dominant emotion; it's frustration; characters continually get close to the "Zodiac" killer, only to see the case evaporate before their eyes. "Zodiac" therefore becomes a film about smart, competent men failing — a topic that would have been somewhat acceptable in a prior era; yet feels almost revolutionary in 2007 Hollywood. Fincher manages to convey that sensibility, while placing it in the context of a compelling and fast-paced piece of entertainment. 2007: Zodiac Case to date...."UNSOLVED" SEE THIS !!!! Won't disappoint !!!!Read full review