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

Zero Dark Thirty is great!

By greg_movies1950
Written January 11, 2013
Jessica Chastain was excellent! She brought the character Maya to life in an outstanding performance. As in many Hollywood productions, the military members were presented less than complimentary at times. But that's Hollywood. Entertaining and gripping but not for the kiddies.
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Well done

By Djjdo1
Written January 13, 2013
Very good. It is slow moving. Then of course, a gripping finish. What makes this movie well worth the trip is the subject matter. We're all watching our history unfold. Very powerful as a result. Jessica does very well. It's not a life changer best picture, because its primarily a one note, steady pace. But the power is in the story itself and how much we waited for this moment to actually happen, how this impacted our lives directly. There are some Hollywood-isms I found distracting. I mean, what female CIA agent in the desert interagating lethal criminals in a bunker torture room gets up each morning and spends an hour CURLING her hair? I mean, really? Ok, we get it. You want us to think they are sexy. Just tell the story. Stop infusing Hollywood into it. There are some "facts" that don't align with the Navy Seal's book (IE, only 2 helicopters instead of 4, and who was actually killed inside the house) but all in all it's generally similar in the details. Overall. Very intense!
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Zero Dark Thirty is great!

By greg_movies1950
Written January 11, 2013
Jessica Chastain was excellent! She brought the character Maya to life in an outstanding performance. As in many Hollywood productions, the military members were presented less than complimentary at times. But that's Hollywood. Entertaining and gripping but not for the kiddies.
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Well done

By Djjdo1
Written January 13, 2013
Very good. It is slow moving. Then of course, a gripping finish. What makes this movie well worth the trip is the subject matter. We're all watching our history unfold. Very powerful as a result. Jessica does very well. It's not a life changer best picture, because its primarily a one note, steady pace. But the power is in the story itself and how much we waited for this moment to actually happen, how this impacted our lives directly. There are some Hollywood-isms I found distracting. I mean, what female CIA agent in the desert interagating lethal criminals in a bunker torture room gets up each morning and spends an hour CURLING her hair? I mean, really? Ok, we get it. You want us to think they are sexy. Just tell the story. Stop infusing Hollywood into it. There are some "facts" that don't align with the Navy Seal's book (IE, only 2 helicopters instead of 4, and who was actually killed inside the house) but all in all it's generally similar in the details. Overall. Very intense!
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Awesome

By ataylor2
Written January 12, 2013
I know its a two and a half hour movie but time flies by. Great acting, the story is very engaging, and the action scenes are awesome!
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