Written January 12, 2013
This is a dramatic reenactment of the end of the life of a genuine monster who wore the guise of humanity; one evil and despicable beyond any just description and whose wildly sadistic and deviant superstitions used God as rationale with zeal to mass murder. This film has but one minor fault as I see it. Simply put, it doesn't take enough moments in pause to gratefully reflect on all the victims, civilian and combatant, who gave the last great measure of their time here on earth, in service or innocence. at the hands of this vile creature and his minion. This isn't really a fault of this film maker though, for she genuinely does dutiful honor to all the people who relentlessly pursued this despicable creature and continue to do so where Its followers are concerned to this day. More importantly, she does the truth proud here. Bravo Ms. Bigelow! Well done madam! See her film folks. She's earned our respect...and be entertained in the ugly thing's demise. Send a message to his kind.
Written September 24, 2014
Extreamlly well made movie! Kathryn Biglowe did an amazing job! I loved it, not for kids younger than 16 though. A bombing is out of no where and might freak out a few people. a few intense shootings. Many bombs go off and there is a death of a supporting character. It is a long movie, like the length of The Hobbit. The characters do use ***&^, ****, *****, and ***casually. Better not let your young ones go :)!
Written December 21, 2012
Well done cinema from all perspectives… story, action, acting, cinema photography, sound, realism. Not to be missed. For anyone that’s the slightest bit curious how we found and got one of the chief terrorists of our time (I don’t like mentioning the guys name to give it any respect) it’s a must see.
Zero Dark Thirty is an eye opening account of our State Department, the CIA, our special forces (Navy Seals), and to some degree the Whitehouse. I thought it would just be focused on the actual raid but it’s much more than that. It’s how we found him, the internal political fight to get permission to go, and of course the actual high tech and highly professional raid itself.
Written January 12, 2013
Takes a while to get going, but rather than feel like a slow wind up it actually makes visceral the frustrations those on the hunt for the world's most wanted terrorist experienced. Once things get going, the pace is relentless. Much has been made of the torture scenes in the move, with some saying it glorifies or exaggerates the importance of "enhanced interrogation" in getting information, but anyone even mildly paying attention would note that the information rec'd from such practices is compromised or outright false- Bin Laden was found by good old fashipned detective work and observation/deduction. Torure is not glorified but neither is it glossed over or diminished.
Written January 19, 2013
This movie is really bad; it's long and boring. It's not about the Navy Seals, they're hardly in it. It's all about a CIA woman taking credit from someone else for finding Bin Ladin. I find it hard to believe that she didn't write the script because there is definitely some delusional narcissism. If I had been by myself I would have walked out early.