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

Nothing new here....

By hershey2013
Written January 13, 2013
Felt like this was filmed in real time....Sooooooooo loooong, and only action is at the very beginning and the very end. About an hour and a half in the middle where nothing is going on with a bunch of people you don't know enough to care about. Good movie from a technical perspective. But ho-hummmmmm,
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By jonasandersen84
Written January 16, 2013
I dont get the uber positive reviews - this movie is long-drawn (2 hrs 37 minutes), and during that time the movie never really peaks. There's been a lot of fuzz about the interrigation methods etc, but honestly, none of what you will see in the movie is shocking... I get that its an interesting piece historically - but move wise, its an absolutely waste of time.
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Good guys acknowledged

By Westchestermoviefan
Written December 21, 2012
Zero Dark Thirty proves that good movies closely related to actual events can be made. It is great to finally see a movie about the CIA in which the the members of the CIA are the good guys. These good guys work in the shadows we never see. The interrogation scenes are brutal and may not be for everyone, especially the young. The scenes are necessary to understand the events leading to the killing of OBL. It is a serious movie for serious people. The movie kept me fascinated and interested even though I knew the outcome. It has a great cast with outstanding writing and directing. Best movie this year for me.
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not for the easily bored

By dondef
Written January 12, 2013
i saw the trailer for this movie a few times. and i've watched the full documentary of this raid on cable.. (i forgot if it was military channel or history channel) anyway, its not what i expected. if you were expecting that its going to be more concentrated on the raid, then you're wrong.. its mostly a docu-drama on the CIA's perspective. the first twentyminutes will show you the process of how they interrogate people. and the fun of it. but after they get you pumped up, you need the patience to sit for 2 hours listening to the CIA's office drama. then finally, 10 minutes in the end show you the raid. if you still want to sit and watch this poor excuse of a movie, then this is for you. FINAL SAY: ACT OF VALOR was much better of a movie if you wanted to see our navy seals in action.
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Zero Dark Thirty

By rmbion
Written January 26, 2013
I enjoyed the film, though, as usual in theaters, I had difficulty understanding the dialog. The special effects and sets were magnificent and realistic, and the story moved along quickly. The initial interrogation scenes "impressed" me, as how these issues are treated nowadays has changed 180 degrees since I was a boy. Growing up post WWII it was common cultural truth that Americans didn't do bad things to anybody; even the bad guys were treated kindly. Now, reality has displaced that fond illusion. We're in the pit fighting for survival using any resource at hand, just like everybody else. I found myself strangely dispassionate about such cruel treatment; perhaps this is an indication of emotional overload in a culture where it seems just about any movie is about aberration and violence of some kind, magnified by colossal special effects. Have I lost my compassion? Maybe I'm just tired of the stuff. Maybe the novelty has worn off.
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