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Criminally Underrated Fincher Film


I'm just gonna say it, I LOVE this movie, I believe this is one of David Fincher's very best, and a criminally underrated one, as well. What I love is how different it feels and looks from Se7en, Fincher doesn't repeat himself, he does explore some of the same themes, but each film stands on its own. Zodiac certainly feels like a '70s pulp detective story, this time based on the Zodiac Killer case. Mark Ruffalo reminded me of Columbo (in fact, he should do that Columbo movie, cause he looks like Peter Falk).

But yes, Zodiac is, dare I say it, my personal favorite David Fincher film. Does anybody else have a soft spot for this film?

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I definitely liked it, but it's not among my favourite Fincher films. I'd put it below Se7en and Gone Girl (in personal enjoyment), but waay above Benjamin Button.

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i like fincher in general a lot, but i think with this one and lost girl he messed up. what bothers me with this is that it has so little to do with the actual zodiac story. there would have been so many angles one could do on this is what we get?

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Um,what? ZODIAC was a depiction of the actual case---it wasn't a fictionalized version of it or anything. You must have gotten the Fincher film confused with another Zodiac film or something. And ZODIAC is an excellent,underrated film,regardless. I love how there was clearly some effort made to recreate the era in which the case started, and to show how time passing had an effect on the case, and the toll the case took on the people trying to solve it themselves.

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If anything this movie is more overrated than underrated.

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It's easily my favourite Fincher film.

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It's a tie for me with Se7en...both are excellent works of suspense
If you haven't yet seen it Mindhunters is really great work by Fincher too (he directed 6 eps)

Fincher does great psycho killer stuff!

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I've watched the first couple of episodes. Great stuff. But I don't have netflix at the moment.

Se7en is cool. But things like Zodiac and Mindhunter just show that movies like that are almost pure fantasy. I'd rate Mann's Manhunter and Silence Of The Lambs higher than Se7en, still.

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I love murder films and this is definitely one of the best that most people have never seen for some reason. Rewatchable too which doesn't happen much lately. Really well told story, (obviously) keeps you guessing till the end. I'm inclined to agree with the film's summary.

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I love the scary true stories too👍
The thing that really struck me about Zodiac is that while I'm familiar with the actual events and have read quite a bit about the case this movie still had me on the edge of my seat and unsettled

Zodiac was brilliant work and had a heck of a cast

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Completely agree. Think I might watch it later ....

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It's a great movie, I agree!

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It’s pretty highly rated, but yeah I find it to be extremely enjoyable!

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It's a terrific movie, the performances and frightening atmosphere were perfection

Psycho killers are really in Fincher's wheelhouse

Mindhunter is a great showcase for Fincher's skills for directing creepy stuff

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