Zodiac


Zodiac
A look at the effect investigating a serial murder has on the investigators. Based on true events in San Francisco back in 1969, when a serial killer nicknamed Zodiac caused a stir by killing five people. He sent cryptic messages to a newspaper, leading a crime reporter and a cartoonist to begin separate investigations into his identity. This was in addition to all the police involved. As the months turned into years and their respective investigations failed to identify the killer, the task started taking its toll on their personal lives.

157 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language, Violence).
Crime, Drama, Thriller.

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What do you mean, it
What do you mean, it's not inside, it's on top?

Credits

Cast
Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Edwards, Robert Downey Jr., Brian Cox, John Carroll Lynch, Richmond Arquette
Director
David Fincher
ScreenplayJames Vanderbilt, from the book by Robert Graysmith
MusicDavid Shire
CinematographyHarris Savides
EditingAngus Wall
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackNot available
Made in2007
Produced byWarner Bros. Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Phoenix Pictures

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreCrime, thriller
Language10 — 13 mild to strong, 'Jesus Christ' several times
NudityNone
SexNone
Violence13 — mild to strong, threat and menace
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsAn unresolved murders investigation in San Francisco consumes a man's life.
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
5
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
5
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
2
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
2
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
4
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Emma Nicholson quote iconCryptic detail that haunts and unsettles.
15
Die Burger
Jeanne Hugo quote iconGoeie spel en uitsteekende regie.
15
Cape Times
Kevin Crust quote iconDark allure of serial killer's crimes.
15
Mail & Guardian
Shaun de Waal
14
The Citizen
Bruce Dennill quote iconThere 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.
12
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge quote iconIt's fascinating but really long and detailed.
10
24.com
Ivan Sadler quote iconWith an excellent cast, fascinating story, and a great atmosphere, Zodiac is another gem in David Fincher's body of work.
15
BBC
Jamie Russell quote iconRipped from forgotten headlines, Zodiac is an exhilarating, exhausting slice of true crime cinema.
15
Box Office
Annlee Ellingson quote iconA 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.
13
eye Weekly
Adam Nayman quote iconFincher'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.
10
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconZodiac is a police procedural — a sort of souped-up, ultra-long episode of 'Law & Order'.
15
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote iconPut 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.
18
ScreenIt
quote iconWhat'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.
12
Metacritic.com
39 critics
15
Rottentomatoes critics
173 critics
15
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconA subtle, dialogue-driven thriller that delivers.
17

What the People say

Internet
19524 Netizens quote iconWelcome Back, David Fincher.
16

Average .. 71%

14




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