senseiparks’s review published on Letterboxd:
STRESS RATING: 💥💥💥💥 ½
Too long to be able to keep you at the edge of your seat for its entire runtime, but it damn sure tries in its final hour. Really knows how to get to your nerves.
(The Stress Ratings List)
Personal Rating: 8.5
I really ought to see more movies with Jake Gyllenhaal in them. Maybe it’s weird that that’s my takeaway from Zodiac, however I’m sure anyone who has seen this film will understand why that might be. Really, the acting is phenomenal all across the board, even with its side characters. It’s also great at building tension, which I attribute to the acting as well as the camerawork and script. My biggest issue is how draggy the pacing can be, especially in the middle of the film where things slow to a crawl. Still had a great time, though. Thanks, Fincher!