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

Mind = BLOWN

By jragusa538
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 :)!
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Fascinating

By rgmarkey
Written September 28, 2013
Really interesting look behind the scenes of an iconic world event.
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Thrilling

By cjbreece
Written September 23, 2014
I loved it all. Thought it was directed as well or better than Argo, the other political true-life thriller of the year. I was not so impressed with the acting, but it was still an emotional experience to watch the story of UBL's undoing come together.
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Mesmerizing

By mfsheff
Written October 20, 2014
Great film. It is mesmerizing to watch the tedious process of "connecting the dots" in the search for Bin Laden. Well done and I didn't sense any political sway one way or the other. The last 30-40 min of the film are edge of your seat despite knowing the outcome. I highly recommend this movie.
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A Bit Disappointed

By jmoulthrop
Written November 28, 2014
I think there are always challenges when portraying real events that don't fit into a neat window of time. ZD30 takes place over a number of years and involves a complex series of events that doesn't translate well to the screen. I thought Kathryn Bigelow's direction was great, Jessica Chastain was masterful and the supporting cast fine as well. I just thought most of the movie, except for the last 35 minutes was boring and lacked a cohesive narrative. Maybe I've been spoiled by 24 and Homeland ( and the Hurt Locker). The movie never stops to focus on one character long enough to care about them. Jessica Chastain's character is , of course, the center piece but we never find out what motivates her. To sum up: I liked it and I thought Jessica Chastain deserves all of the accolades coming her way but it wasn't as good as I expected to be.
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