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
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.
Gyllenhaal always manages to present a person of some sensitivity without leaning on actorish resources.
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...
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
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
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
Runtime: 157 min
Sound Mix: SDDS, Dolby Digital, DTS
Aspect Ratio: 2.40 : 1