Metacritic Movie Ratings
Zodiac Reviews

4.0

78

out of 100

Metascore®
Generally favorable reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 100

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyOwen Gleiberman

    Zodiac never veers from its stoically gripping, police-blotter tone, yet it begins to take on the quality of a dream.

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  • 100

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-TimesRoger Ebert

    Its most impressive accomplishment is to gather a bewildering labyrinth of facts and suspicions over a period of years, and make the journey through this maze frightening and suspenseful.

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  • 90

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterMichael Rechtshaffen

    Firing on all cylinders as a creepy thriller, police procedural and "All the President's Men"-style investigative newsroom drama, the smart, extremely vivid production oozes period authenticity.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    This is the rare movie that blends long scenes of meticulous research with a sweeping story and sustains a feeling of riveting suspense. Zodiac grips you by the throat and doesn't let go.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern

    The film feels self-obsessed, an intriguing drama that slowly devolves into a bleak meditation on the absence of dramatics.

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