Written December 20, 2012
This movie was great!!!! It was not your hollywood typical story telling this was straight facts and even though we all know a bit of the story from what was reported you still sit in the theater anticipating what is going to happen.....My hats to the director for sticking to the facts...good movie must see
Written December 24, 2012
Suspenseful even though you know how it turns out. To us, it didn't appear to over-emphasize the value of torture and it sure didn't glorify the practice.
Written September 30, 2016
Zero Dark Thirty was great. It captured my attention from the very beginning and was constantly intense until the end. Even though I had read and/or knew about a lot of the events they were mentioning in the years leading up to May 2011, it kept me intrigued throughout the whole movie. I would definitely recommend that you go see it on the big screen as the last 30 minutes, a lot of which are in the first person view, make you feel as if you were there yourself.
Written January 25, 2017
The film did not glorify war or the hunt. It was an intelligent way of telling a story, showing just how long a task like that takes, the patience needed and the costs involved. It's not the best film ever, but it is a film that you really should see.
Written January 21, 2017
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.