• 2007
  • R
  • 157 min
  • USA
  • crime, drama, mystery

Robert Graysmith, a cartoonist by profession, finds himself obsessively thinking about the Zodiac killer. He uses his puzzle-solving abilities to get closer to revealing the identity of the killer.

Director: David Fincher

Writer: James Vanderbilt

Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Edwards, Brian Cox

A quiet, dialogue-driven thriller that delivers with scene after scene of gut-wrenching anxiety. David Fincher also spends more time illustrating nuances of his characters and recreating the mood of the 70s than he does on gory details of murder.

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  • David Fincher
    David Fincher
    David Andrew Leo Fincher (born August 28, 1962) is an American film director and music video director, known for his dark and stylish thrillers, such as Seven (1995), The Game (1997), Fight Club (1999), Panic Room (2002), and Zodiac (2007). Fincher received Academy Award nominations for Best Director for his 2008 film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and his 2010 film The Social Network,...

Main Cast


  • Stanley Kauffmann (The New Republic)

    Gyllenhaal always manages to present a person of some sensitivity without leaning on actorish resources.

  • Namrata Joshi (Outlook)

    Downey Jr is perfect as the alcoholic wastrel of a crime reporter Paul Averi, as is Mark Ruffalo as the dependable cop David. | Full Review...

  • Wendy Ide (Times (UK))

    Fincher's most mature work to date will earn respect over time.


Tagline: There's more than one way to lose your life to a killer.

Source: based on the book by Robert Graysmith

Certificate: R

Genres: crime, drama, mystery, thriller

Categories: serial killer, zodiac killer, cartoonist, encryption, newspaper, police investigation, reporter, san francisco california, letter, police detective, obsession, killing, journalist, planned murder, victim, threat to death, victim of murder, code, police, murder, newspaper clipping, rodeo california, ontario california


Producer: Mike Medavoy, Arnold Messer, Brad Fischer, James Vanderbilt, Ceán Chaffin

Editor: Angus Wall

Casting: Laray Mayfield

Director of photography: Harris Savides

Original music composer: David Shire

Costume design: Casey Storm

Executive producer: Louis Phillips

Production design: Donald Graham Burt

Details and Technical Specs

Runtime: 157 min

Country: USA

Language: English

Sound Mix: SDDS, Dolby Digital, DTS

Aspect Ratio: 2.40 : 1

Color: Color

Also Known As

  • Zodiac: Die Spur des Killers (DE)
  • Зодиак (RU)
  • Zodíaco (AR)