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Film Review - Awakening the Zodiac

AWAKENING THE ZODIAC 1

The exploits of the Zodiac Killer, one of the most feared serial murderers in history, have been brought to the screen on numerous occasions. Most notably, there was “Dirty Harry,” where the titular character was allowed a chance to exact revenge on the enigmatic madman, preserving justice with the most powerful handgun in the world. And there’s David Fincher’s “Zodiac,” which examined real world panic surrounding the case, employing journalism as a way to detail the ways of murder, suspicion, and anxiety. “Awakening the Zodiac” isn’t joining the pantheon of great investigative movies about the Zodiac Killer case, but as a chiller, it’s not bad, mixing feverish decoding and paranoia, offering reasonable thrills along the way. It’s nowhere near as precise as Fincher or blunt as Clint Eastwood, yet “Awakening the Zodiac” can be appealing when it focuses on the heat of the moment. Read the rest at Blu-ray.com

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