Written June 27, 2016
I can now see why so many fans and critics rave about this movie. It is so well written, acted and directed. Very intense. I think it will takle the Oscars.
Written December 01, 2015
When a movie ends and nobody in the theater makes a move to get up and leave, you know it was deeply moving. What the Navy Seals did was truly amazing and all the work the CIA did leading up to it was unbelievable. It makes me angry that our credit-grabbing President has tried to take credit for this massive accomlishment, which was actually carried out by actions of which Obama knew nothing.
Here's to the real heros....God bless them all.
Written January 16, 2017
It was truly a sensational thriller, realistic and riveting! Jessica Chastain was fantastic in her role. Although you know the outcome you are on the edge of your seat from beginning to end!
Written January 05, 2013
Pay attention, Hollywood. This is how it's done.
There couldn't have been a better presentation to depict this difficult material. This movie isn't a fist pump for Democrats or fist bump for Republicans. It's not a feel good for Americans. It's the nitty gritty and ugly truth of the tortured captives, lives lost, and faith in others that were necessary to track down Osama Bin Ladin.
This movie is shot with excessive detail. There is sweat where there should be sweat. There is very little use of a score. Zero Dark Thirty let's the acting, silence, and visuals set the tone.
I haven't seen a movie in a very long time where the audience is completely silent. No chewing, no shuffling, no crackling plastic wrappers... The audience was fully enthralled. This may very well be the best movie I've seen all year (as you can see I watch a lot of movies!).
Zero Dark Thirty is as good as it gets. If you like my reviews, add me as a fan. I'll add you back!
Written December 24, 2012
ZERO DARK THIRTY amps up the tension from the first scene and rarely backs-off until the end. Even knowing the "story" and its outcome do not prepare you for the shock and immediacy of this film. Granted that there has been some public walking-back on the film's emphasis on "enhanced interrogation" techniques, torture remains a large part of our initial response to 9/11. The central character, Maya, the lead CIA analyst struggling to find Usama bin Laden, is a porcupine personality, lovingly referred to by associates and her supervisors as a "killer." There are a lot of exceptional performances in this film, but the single most impressive is that of the director, K. Bigelow, who delivers and even more awe-inspiring experience than THE HURT LOCKER. I rate this must-see, but be advised it is very tough, gritty and upsetting.