Zodiac

Zodiac ★★★★★

"I... I Need to know who he is. I... I need to stand there, I need to look him in the eye and I need to know that it's him."

The third Fincher film I've seen and it only solidifies my feelings that he is my favorite director. Zodiac is an amazing film, most definitely my favorite crime drama of all time.
The story of the Zodiac Killer has never been shown better. As characters are thrown off by different clues the viewer is as well. You are never certain on a certain suspect. Your own personal feelings on who the killer may be constantly change. This story has no filler, there is nothing that shouldn't be there. The pacing is incredible.
Fincher creates a beautiful period piece using subtle CGI, costume design, and set design. At no point in this movie does anything seem out of place for the setting. Each set is also highlighted with bright and dark yellows, which brings out different feelings in the viewer.
Zodiac brings the greatest performances out of quite of few actors. This is Mark Ruffalo's best movie, Jake Gyllenhaal's best movie, and, while it does not beat RDJ's Tony Stark, Robert Downey Juniors second best role.
My only small complaint is that a lot of the time (especially in the first act), phone calls as well as other background noises drown out dialogue.

All in all, great movie that is definitely worth a watch.
5/5

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