Thomas Page’s review published on Letterboxd:
“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”.
This is one of David Finchers films I’ve been meaning to watch but have pushed it back but luckily this was advertised on Netflix just like many films I’ve not seen! I’m pleased I’ve finally checked it out and I’m sure I’ll revisit it.
What makes the film incredible is the cast and may I say what a fantastic cast David Fincher has assembled. Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, and Robert Downey Jr., with Anthony Edwards, Brian Cox, Elias Koteas, Donal Logue, John Carroll Lynch, Candy Clark, Dermot Mulroney, and Chloë Sevigny in supporting roles. Gyllenhaal, Ruffalo and Downey Jr are all excellent but Downey Jr was the standout for me. It’s always good to see Brian Cox in a film but his role (a small role) was fab!
The plot is good which is based on a true story keeps you guessing until the end and the outcome surprised me but in a good way. I had heard of the Zodiac Killings but not read much of it.
David Fincher is a director that’s interesting. Despite me giving this 4.5 stars it’s not his best one. Seven holds the honour of being his best one and Alien 3 being his weakest. His directing is brilliant in this film and certain scenes gripped me. Dialogue between the main characters is incredible!