Written March 17, 2013
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.
Written December 20, 2012
This movie was great!!!! It was not your hollywood typical story telling this was straight facts and even though we all know a bit of the story from what was reported you still sit in the theater anticipating what is going to happen.....My hats to the director for sticking to the facts...good movie must see
Written December 24, 2012
Suspenseful even though you know how it turns out. To us, it didn't appear to over-emphasize the value of torture and it sure didn't glorify the practice.
Written May 05, 2015
Zero Dark Thirty was great. It captured my attention from the very beginning and was constantly intense until the end. Even though I had read and/or knew about a lot of the events they were mentioning in the years leading up to May 2011, it kept me intrigued throughout the whole movie. I would definitely recommend that you go see it on the big screen as the last 30 minutes, a lot of which are in the first person view, make you feel as if you were there yourself.
Written May 05, 2015
I do not often see military movies, but as someone who is interested in history, this movie is a must see. Simply put, this movie was well done. The acting was great and was not over done. It moved at a good pace, and did not get "stuck" anywhere! It depicts a recent time of American history very well, and really gives a global picture concerning the search for OBL.
I was very nervous about the controversial scenes concerning torture. They are a few, but they are done as tastefully as possible to get the point across. I do not feel it glorified anything, but rather shows the watcher why these programs no longer exist!