• Released
  • January 11, 2013
  • (Opened Limited 12/19 NY/LA)
  • R , 2 hr 37 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Suspense/Thriller
  • 10,288 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: An elite group of intelligence and military operatives devotes itself to finding Osama bin Laden.

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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
It's a movie made with the same coolly fanatical attention to craft the lead character displays in her work. Bigelow is now recognized as...
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100

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Judged solely as a film, a partially fictionalized account of the decade-long search for bin Laden, it's superbly crafted and relentlessly...
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100

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
The film's power steadily and relentlessly builds over its long course, to a point that is terrifically imposing and unshakable.
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100

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A monumental achievement that documents a coordinated and complicated response to a monumental tragedy.
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Once in a long while, a fresh-from-the-headlines movie - like "All the President's Men" or "United 93" - fuses journalism, procedural high...
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100

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Hang on tight. The knockout punch of the movie season is being delivered by Zero Dark Thirty.
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100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
One of the most innovative and best made films of the past year. Every now and then, even Dick Cheney gets to like a great movie.
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90

Movieline

By Alison Willmore
Zero Dark Thirty makes you feel every step of Maya's journey, but it's her impressive achievement and that of the film itself that we're...
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80

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
What finally sticks in the mind about "ZDT" is its precision. What the film says about getting information from terrorism suspects in an...
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
While this decade-long look at the inner workings of the CIA is intriguing, the movie would have benefited by more character development...
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Rated R | For Language, Brutal Disturbing Images and Strong Violence
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