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‘Zodiac’ Provides Thrilling Look Into Real-Life Case

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Hello, and welcome back to another movie review. Today’s movie is Zodiac, directed by David Fincher, and written by James Vanderbilt. Zodiac is based on the the Zodiac Killer who was active during the 1960s and 1970s in San Francisco. This serial killer is allegedly responsible for the deaths and disappearance of  several people.  The killer has never been caught. The screenplay is based of Robert Graysmith’s book which covers his journey trying to figure out who the Zodiac really is. Zodiac stars a good cast consisting of Jake Gyllenhaal, who protrays Graysmith, Mark Ruffalo, who plays detective Dave Toschi, and Robert Downey Jr. who plays Paul Avery, a reporter covering the Zodiac murders.

Zodiac is one of the best crime movies of this century. Fincher directs this film perfectly and Zodiac is considered one of the most accurate portrayals of what actually happened during the killing spree. Gyllenhaal’s acting is superb as we see Robert Graysmith become obsessed with trying to figure out who Zodiac is. It costs him his job, his family, and his life. In the end, Vanderbilt’s screenplay and Fincher’s directing build a great case as to who the actual Zodiac might have been. The movie, however, does not provide any definitive answers. Even though the audience does not ever figure out who the Zodiac actually is, it does not take away from the movie. It is so entertaining, and at times scary, that viewers will be on the edge of their seats waiting to see what happens next. I highly recommend this movie, as it’s available on Netflix. I give this movie a solid 4 out of 4 stars and 2 big thumbs up.

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