Directed by: David Fincher
This film is based on Robert Graysmith’s book “Zodiac”. It chronicles the murders in the 1970’s by the Zodiac killer in San Francisco.
Shortly after his second murder, the killer begins to call the police with details of the killing. He then sends letters to the local papers with details in a cryptic note with details into who he might be. Robert Graysmith is a cartoonist who works at the San Francisco Chronicle. He becomes interested in the case due to curiosity in the encrypted note. The story follows the reporters and the police detectives as they attempt to find the Zodiac killer and attempt to keep their obsession in finding him from overrunning their personal lives.
I enjoyed this film in the suspenseful story. The actual violence scenes were a bit too much for my liking. The film was also a bit too long (2 ½ hours). I was not really familiar with this story before watching this film. I didn’t realize that David Fincher also directed Se7en, which a similar story featuring police that are trying to solve unusual crimes using the 7 deadly sins.