Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Edwards, Robert Downey Jr., Brian Cox, John Carroll Lynch, Richmond Arquette
|Screenplay||James Vanderbilt, from the book by Robert Graysmith|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS|
|SA distributor||Nu Metro|
|Produced by||Warner Bros. Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Phoenix Pictures|
|Language||10 — 13 mild to strong, 'Jesus Christ' several times|
|Violence||13 — mild to strong, threat and menace|
|Comments||An unresolved murders investigation in San Francisco consumes a man's life.|
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|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
||Topics to talk about
What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Emma Nicholson Cryptic detail that haunts and unsettles.
Jeanne Hugo Goeie spel en uitsteekende regie.
Kevin Crust Dark allure of serial killer's crimes.
|Mail & Guardian|
Shaun de Waal
Bruce Dennill There is so much detail to keep track of in this film that at some point it becomes a daunting cerebral exercise rather than a relaxed evening out.
Barry Ronge It's fascinating but really long and detailed.
Ivan Sadler With an excellent cast, fascinating story, and a great atmosphere, Zodiac is another gem in David Fincher's body of work.
Jamie Russell Ripped from forgotten headlines, Zodiac is an exhilarating, exhausting slice of true crime cinema.
Annlee Ellingson A sprawling, unfocused film that nonetheless retains viewer interest due to arresting performances by a cast of indie heavyweights and the visual virtuosity of thriller auteur David Fincher.
Adam Nayman Fincher's laser-like focus is well suited to a movie about codes and ciphers, but his careful aesthetic control is as compelling as the onscreen action.
James Berardinelli Zodiac is a police procedural — a sort of souped-up, ultra-long episode of 'Law & Order'.
Peter Travers Put your whodunit expectations away when you visit Zodiac. It's the process that pins you to your seat. A film this painstaking and tenacious won't appeal to those in it strictly for the blood lust.
What's present certainly works in a competent way, but the unnecessary length and the lack of spark prevents this from being the 'killer' look at psychological obsession -- as well as a true-life story -- that it might have been.
Tomatometer A subtle, dialogue-driven thriller that delivers.
What the People say
19524 Netizens Welcome Back, David Fincher.
Average .. 71%