Jake Gyllenhaal as the obsessive cartoonist Robert Graysmith in "Zodiac" (2007), directed by David Fincher.
"David Fincher’s true crime masterpiece about a serial killer that terrorized Northern California throughout the late 60’s and early 70’s may very well be one of the best police procedural dramas of all time. Film Junk’s Best of the Decade #14: Zodiac.Starring an incredible ensemble cast of Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Edwards, Jake Gyllenhaal and Chloe Sevigny, Fincher puts forth a film of immaculate detail and an endless investigation that became an obsession of many of San Francisco’s media and law enforcement members.As the killer collects more victims, James Vanderbilt’s screenplay becomes that much more riveting. Fincher films some death scenes that are gut-wrenching to watch and it all builds up to an ending that is both satisfying and unsatisfying at the same time.
Jake Gyllenhaal and David Fincher in The San Francisco Chronicle (DVD Extra) from Zodiac: The Director's Cut (2008).
After a career of Se7en, Fight Club, The Game and Panic Room, David Fincher knows suspense and if you’re a fan of any of these then Zodiac belongs on your must-see list. Check out previous Top 20 Films of the ’00s". Source: www.filmjunk.com