«“Zodiac” is about an investigation and is itself an investigation. As is always the case with Mr. Fincher’s movies, it is also about extreme human behavior and an example of the same. Extremes possess the murderer and those who chase him, men whose desire to solve the killings burns away large swaths of their worlds. “I need to know,” Graysmith (Jake Gyllenhaal) tells his wife, whom he eventually drives away with his compulsive pursuit. That need is ultimately frustrated — the Zodiac killer remains uncaught and officially unnamed — which gives the movie a strange pathos. In the end there is no confession of guilt or triumphantly condemned prisoner, no trial or justice. All that remains is the search, and the filmmaking.»
Manohla Dargis, "Building Suspense Along the Trail of an Invisible Man", The New York Times (6/Jan/2008) [destaques meus]
Último parágrafo do excelente artigo publicado no NY Times, escrito pela habitualmente impiedosa Manohla Dargis, sobre Zodiac de Fincher — na minha modesta opinião de espectador atento, o melhor do ano — no encalço dos filmes passíveis de nomeação para os Óscares de 2008.
Nota: posta de lado a preguiça, encontrei a minha apreciação escrita, feita a quente, sem rede, no dia em que o vi no cinema.