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

Good Overall Movie, Could Have Been Better

By SteveP21
Written November 29, 2015
Overall, it was a good movie. It was mainly all about the intelligence gathering though and the part when it came to actually killing Usama Bin Laden only lasted about 5 mins. I wish they would have been a little bit more in depth when it came to the different searches and places that they looked for him. It's one of those movies that's only probably going to be made once, so it's def. worth going to see.
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Solid, but be careful of your expectations

By mcorn12
Written February 09, 2016
Do not go into this movie thinking that it is going to be a "shoot 'em up" Mission Impossible type of production. I left almost feeling like I watched a documentary. It has a steady medium-slow pace almost throughout the entire film. That being said, I enjoyed it and would recommend anyone that has interest in the pursuit of Bin Laden to go see Zero Dark Thirty. It will probably even throw fuel to a few conspiracy theories.
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Amazing Film

By emily.g.tate
Written February 07, 2016
This move completely deserves the Best Picture nomination it received. It was really moving and took the audience through the emotions of the last 10 years without being political or trying to make a statement in any way. It really offers very little in the way of political commentary, but definitely gives some graphic depictions of the torture that our country led. Jessica Chastain carries the film wonderfully and the climactic scenes showing the raid on Bin Laden's compound was excellently done. I thought it was great.
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This is a Go!

By sandystraw
Written February 07, 2016
This tells the story of what it took to find and convince others that UBL was accessible. There are some torture scenes early on but they are needed to show the both the value and lack of value of water boarding. The CIA agents are incredible as are the Navy Seals.
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Dark, but brilliant in some sections

By NYPerson1
Written December 24, 2012
The movie's opening half hour, and closing half hour or so are absolutely excellent. Compelling, disturbing, engaging. The middle of the movie sags, here and there, but maybe that's hard to avoid when you have to do a lot of scenes with people sitting in meetings or in front of computers? Bigelow's direction is Oscar-worthy. She has a supple and ambitious way of putting a scene together. Jessica Chastain will probably be nominated for Best Actress, and she does a fine job--but, with a character who is fairly one-dimensional. This definitely is _not_ an ideal holiday film--it's dark, and will bring up hard memories for many Americans. But, it's an impressive piece of work, and well worth seeing.
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