As far as mass murderers go, one of the biggest mysteries was and still is the identity of the self-titled Zodiac who killed at least 5 in San Fransisco, in the 1960s/70s. He was never caught despite his penchant for sending notes & coded messages to the press, usually indicating his disgust at authority’s inability to nail him. Years later his most famous and chilling note was received, reading “Zodiac, 37 – Cops, 0”.
Film follows the policemen and newspaper writers (including Gyllenhaal, Ruffalo, Downey Jnr) who became obsessed with cracking the murderer’s code and identifying him, during the time he held the city hostage. The top shelf cast is joined by director David Fincher ('Se7en', 'Fight Club'). Looking for a return to form after 'Panic Room', Fincher has picked his forte - in the genre that made him - with this gritty, mystery/thriller.
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