Movie Number- 11
Branden’s Rating– 9 out of 10
Bridgette’s Rating– 6 out of 10
Average Rating– 7.5
Netflix Rating– 4 Stars
Comments– As I mentioned on Twitter, this is one of my favorite movies. It covers the real-life story of Robert Graysmith and his attempt at trying to solve the Zodiac case. I think the acting is great, the dialogue is witty, and the story in enthralling. Bridgette, on the other hand, thought it was WAY too long, clocking in at just under 3 hours. I saw the movie on launch date in the theatres years ago, and just bought it on Blu-Ray, and I thought it was just as good this time (looking excellent in Blu-Ray). Just about everything in this movie I enjoy, but I would love to have seen more development with some of the minor aspects of the film- such as Rick Marshall’s involvement, and how Graysmith’s children helped him along. I didn’t mind the time jumping aspects of the movie because that accurately depicted the true story. Incredible-Memorable.
I will be watching the special features soon, but right now, NFL Playoffs beckon! Thanks for reading.
Branden has been a film fan since he was young, roaming the halls of Blockbuster Video, trying to find the grossest, scariest looking VHS covers to rent and watch alone in the basement. It wasn’t until recently, though, that Branden started seeking out the classics of cinema, and began to develop his true passion for the art form. Branden approaches each film with the unique perspective of having studied the art from the inside, having both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in acting. He has been a film critic since 2010, and has previously written for Inside Pulse Movies, We Love Cult, and Diehard Gamefan. His biggest achievement as a film critic, to date, has been founding Cinefessions and turning it from a personal blog to a true film website, housing hundreds of film and television reviews, and dozens of podcasts.