• Released
  • January 11, 2013
  • (Opened Limited 12/19 NY/LA)
  • R , 2 hr 37 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Suspense/Thriller

Confused at times I just viewed this film

By edgemarty
Written September 01, 2015
The middle eastern names rendered ms a little confused at times. Especially when they would take on a different nom de Guerre. I am just not used to them, so the fault lies within. But the pace and the story telling we're very good. Stay gold Marty
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By rockcd101
Written July 14, 2013
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Kathryn Bigelow disappoints...

By politicallyincorrect
Written January 28, 2015
It was disappointing to see Kathryn botch the greatest story of the decade. Had very high hopes after seeing Hurt Locker. Now it seems impossible to believe that both Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty were made by the same director. So, either Hurt Locker was in fact directed by James Cameron and she got the credit as part of their divorce settlement or Zero Dark was made by one of her unpaid interns. They make sitcoms that are better than this movie.
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zero dark awesome

By abuckeye87
Written March 29, 2015
The writer of this movie did the best they could writing the events that actually happened. I'm sure they've not added a few things in there but it was the best that they could do in telling the story of this event.
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History in the Making

By icotzabb
Written May 22, 2015
The overwhelming impression I got from this film was realism. Although those expecting a fast-paced story may be dissapointed, they will get a taught and engaging experience where the characters' frustrations and motives are shared by all. Upon viewing the final 30 minutes, anyone let down by the pacing will be rewarded with a fine sequence that is exciting and realistic while still remaining understated and understandable. Events are for the most part very true to actual events that were described by its participants. While the film makers could have produced another biased arrogance piece out of this film, they remained down-the-middle and stuck to the facts. The dialogue was somber and straight-forward, with small bits of humor put in to cut the tension and restore the humanity to certain characters. Although the scope of the film was ambitious, and the events spaced over many years, they managed to maintain a coherent narrative.
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