This mysterious drama is unlike any detective story I’ve ever seen, but it is undoubtedly compelling. When a serial killer taunts officers and leaves investigators stumped, a determined young cartoonist is left to pick up the pieces. Not because it’s his job, but because he’s the best person for the job. It may seem far fetched, but Jake Gyllenhaal plays the underdog protagonist, and learning about the Zodiac killer from his perspective is truly a spectacle. By the 2nd half of the film I was completely on board with this passionate cartoonist playing detective.
There is a lot to chew on in this 2.5 hour movie, but I find the scenes from the Zodiac victim’s perspective to be truly haunting. Made only more haunting by the fact it’s based on true events! Stay safe out there people! Happy Watching.