ZODIAC (Theatrical Release USA 2007)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.7|5.0 Starsìììì

Zodiac—another serial killer film—bases itself on an unsolved California police case. While not as intense as other serial killer films, such as Silence of the Lambs, there is still enough story depth to make it a good watch. The film is based on events occurring in the late 60s to late 70s and uses the superb talents of Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey, Jr., and Mark Ruffalo to flesh out the story. For the crime drama fan there is no lack here.

Storyline

A young woman takes her boyfriend out to the lake and they are shot to death by a man in a Mustang. The police and news media jump on the band wagon. While the police try to solve the murder, anonymous letters begin to randomly appear.

Additional Thanks

Thank You to Director David Fincher for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producer Louis Phillips for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Robert Graysmith (Jake Gyllenhaal), Inspector David Toschi (Mark Ruffalo), Inspector William Armstrong (Anthony Edwards), Paul Avery (Robert Downey, Jr.), Melvin Belli (Brian Cox), Arthur Leigh Allen (John Carroll Lynch), Zodiac 1/Zodiac 2 (Richmond Arquette), Zodiac 3 (Bob Stephenson), and Zodiac 4 (John Lacy).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. It is a well-written murder mystery.

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