• Zodiac (2007)


Release Date: March 2nd, 2007

DVD Release Date: July 24th, 2007

R |2 hr 40 min

Plot Summary

In the late 1960s and 1970s, fear grips the city of San Francisco as a serial killer called Zodiac stalks its residents. Investigators (Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Edwards) and reporters (Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr.) become obsessed with learning the killer's identity and bringing him to justice. Meanwhile, Zodiac claims victim after victim and taunts the authorities with cryptic messages, cyphers and menacing phone calls.

Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr., Anthony Edwards, Dermot Mulroney, Brian Cox, Elias Koteas, Donal Logue

Director: David Fincher

Genres: Crime drama , Thriller

Production Co: Paramount, Phoenix Pictures, Warner Bros.

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Pursuit, School, Murder, Police officer, Suspenseful, Mystery, Police station, 1960s, Gritty, 1970s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    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 evidence leads to a tidy conclusion. That Zodiac's manhunt is inconclusive makes it all the more haunting. show more

  • 50
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

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

  • 90
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    Firing on all cylinders as a creepy thriller, police procedural and "All the President's Men"-style investigative newsroom drama, the smart, extremely vivid production oozes period authenticity. show more

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