Friday, March 16, 2007
Alan Smithee has written here before about his appreciation of the film performances of Mr. Robert Downey Jr. If Zodiac has a weakness, it is the too-early departure of Mr. Downey from the film.
To its teaspoon of Downey, Zodiac adds a full cup the delicious Mark Ruffalo and subtracts three heaping tablespoons of Jake Gyllenhaal who, though not a Smithee favorite, is used to not wholly unpleasant effect.
If, like Alan Smithee, you feel you just can't go on, pop into the theater for a matinee of Zodiac. 2 1/2 hours later, you may not even remember that you had completely lost your way.