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

Historically significant but tedious

By thepenster
Written June 29, 2016
I cannot say that this film is "good". Being based on a true story makes it significant, but also tedious and too long. Tha acting is competent but not outstanding . I feel like, because it covers such sensitive material, people are judging it to be better than it is. If had not been based on truth it never would have been a movie. I understand the director's quest, and it is a noble one, but the result is not satisfying.
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Excellent docudrama

By jhs39
Written June 28, 2016
What could have been a dry two and a half hour exploration of the hunt for Osama Bin Laden over more than a decade was a gripping and surprisingly fast paced film. It's a shame Kathryn Bidelow didn't get an Academy Award nomination for director but Zero Dark Thirty was easily one of the best films of the year.
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Zero Dark Thirty Awesome

By acsntn
Written December 23, 2012
absolutely spot-on. for brainiacs and those who appreciate the real thing, not Hollywood. Jessica is terrific and so are her co-stars. Exquisite diretion and editing. A big four thumbs up!
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Zero Dark Thirty

By Summitmoviecritic
Written June 27, 2016
A bit long for my taste and the story line was not s compelling as advertised. Great insights on CIA and tenacity of the field agent that found him. Ending was disappointing.
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Was ok..Book "No Easy Day" was better..

By karamikerichard
Written October 27, 2016
Exciting etc..Hollywood doesnt do these real life based stories justice..just thought the book "No Easy Day" explained more detail I guess as always..looking forward to seeing "Lone Survivor" on the Big screen..not crazy about walburg playing lead role..the book is a MUST read !
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