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A serial killer in the San Francisco Bay Area taunts police with his letters and cryptic messages. Looks into the lives of the four men most effected by the killer: San Francisco PD Homicide, David Toschi and William Armstrong, the San Francisco Chronicle reporters Paul Avery and Robert Graysmith. Displays the psychological and emotional effects of the killings, as well as the endless procedural details of the investigation (handwriting experts, the "2500" suspects), the letters sent to the San Francisco Chronicle by Zodiac and the work of a 20+ year investigation that wears down and whittles away at any kind of normal life for Toshi and Graysmith. Both men are obsessed with Zodiac and both pay for this obsession with the hard years and loves lost and never regained.


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Aug 09, 2019

Great director and cast. I like true crime.

LPL_KevinC Jul 08, 2019

Contender for spookiest basement scene

Feb 13, 2019

Drected by David Fincher in 2007 based on the 1986 non-fiction book of the same name by Robert Graysmith, this American thriller delves into the manhunt for the Zodiac Killer, a serial killer who murdered seven people in and around the San Francisco Bay Area during the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Although the real killer's identity remains unknown as one of the United States' most infamous unsolved crimes, the films comes up with the culprit in the end.
Superb are the film's writing, directing and performances of the major actors.

Feb 06, 2019

Great movie, based on true story, i do remember hearing about the zodiac killer growing up, i assumed he was caught, unbelievable, i was shocked. The struggle for investigators is real.

Jan 17, 2019

a pretty peremptory, and long, procedural until the last 30 minutes, when everything picks up, falls into place, and delivers, surprisingly, a pretty satisfying ending

CarlitoQuinones Mar 22, 2018

This is a long movie that moves very quickly. Solid performances and good direction.

Jan 11, 2018

This movie was haunting and entertaining!

Dec 27, 2017

Complete waste of time, do not recommend. If you're interested in a serial killer who was never caught, check out "From Hell" - that's 5 stars! Zodiac was hardly 1 star.

saw this on chestnut street. the personalities of the actors in this movie enlivened what must have been a dreary reality for those actually involved. so...the movie was entertaining beyond its merit as a whodunnit; at which, i believe, it failed. if you want details of what is behind this assertion of mine, read the book. the case made against the gentleman from the north bay would not have held up in court, hell, they did not even arrest him. then he died. isn't it easier for those who do so to make a case against a dead man? and, as a side benefit, doesn't doing this reassure most of the public. everybody wins, except for the dead suspect's reputation. next time you see a Jehovah's witness outside your library branch, ask them their expert opinion: does it bother anyone in the hereafter, to be slandered and libeled?

Oct 02, 2017

It is based on the true story, a very entertaining and intense film.

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Sep 19, 2016

People called up radio talk show (KGO's Jim Dunbar?) Part 1 of 2:
Vic in San Francisco, you're on the line. You're not scared of the Zodiac?
-Heck no, he's only shooting those farm kids. What scares me is those hippies out in the Haight with their free love and weird clothes.
We've got Alfred from Vacaville.
-You know, I think that was really offensive. It's not just farm kids. These are nice, clean-cut young people.
Hey, nobody's downplaying the loss of human life here, Alfred.

Sep 19, 2016

People called up radio talk show (KGO's Jim Dunbar?) Part 2 of 2:
-Well, that last guy was. We have good solid communities out here in the North Bay. Unlike in the city where you have Satanists running around.
Well, you bring up a good question. Is the Zodiac a Satanist? Amber from Oakland, what do you think?
-I don't really know, but I thought that code they printed didn't look very Christian. But I think the bigger problem is that the papers shouldn't have printed anything that the Zodiac has been doing. That they're just printing all that stuff to sell more newspapers.
-Well, the Zodiac did demand they print his letters or he'd kill more people.
-Yeah, but he would have done it anyway, whether they printed it or not, I think.
-An interesting point.

Sep 19, 2016

Here comes every lunatic claiming to be the one:
-I'm the Zodiac.
And how did you kill your victims?
-With a gun. ... No, with a hammer.
-All I'm authorized to tell you is that he's still under government employment.
And who authorized you to tell me this?
-That's all I'm authorized to say.

The line up:
If you don't recognize anyone, that's okay.
-That's him.
How sure are you?
-Yeah, I'm pretty sure. He had a round face like this guy.
Wait. Am I to understand that you're now identifying the second photograph?
-No, no. Just that he had a round face like that. ...


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