Summary: Jessica Chastain is perhaps the toughest actress I've seen in a movie that has nothing to do with aliens or maybe that is she plays the toughest female character I've seen in a movie that has nothing to do with aliens. As for the movie itself? Almost three hours of torture porn instead of what I thought was the premise, hunting for Osama Bin Laden.
Excerpt: Zero Dark Thirty is the true life story centred around the obsessive CIA analyst who was most responsible for locating Osama Bin Laden. Katheryn Bigelow's Oscar winner is very much like a combination of her previous film The Hurt Locker and The Wire. The bulk of the film is made up of cold-war style spy-duggery as telephones are tapped and suspects trailed to the door of America's most wanted.
Excerpt: What exactly is so great about this again? Oh yeah, they got Osama in the end. First of all, Zero Dark Thirty is not about the manhunt for Osama Bin Laden. It's about empty conversations and atrocious torture scenes. Kathryn Bigelow (the first woman to win an Oscar for Best Directing) directed one of my favorite films of 2009, the Hurt Locker.
Excerpt: An important film. Subtly brilliant and perfectly thrilling, Zero Dark Thirty is beautifully paced; at a near 3 hour running time, the film moves along nicely, never dragging. Mark Boal wrote a terrific script; it's dense and might include a little too much information, but I felt like that gave the film another level of authenticity. The performances are flawless.
Summary: A fine film with great direction and acting. The pace was a little slow, but, then the pace to actually find bin Laden was slow. The last 30 minutes are incredible. Even though, we, the viewer knows what's going to happen, we're still on the edge of our seat. The torture scenes are a little rough, but, that's how things were. I also enjoyed the fact that we never really "see" G.W. Bush, Bin Laden, or Obama.
Excerpt: A decade-long man hunt of the CIA finally ended on May of 2011. A story of determination and hard work of a woman, Maya (Jessica Chastain), to take down Al- Qaeda terrorist leader Osama Bin Laden. *** I was really excited to watch this film, then it did not disappoint me by any way. Jessica Chastain and the rest of the cast did perform well. Kathryn Bigelow never failed to excite me, I really admire how she does effective thrillers, just like The Hurt Locker.
Summary: a film about catching bin laden sounds rubbish on paper but this movie was great, it could of been about anybody as its done so well,, gripping stuff its a proper movie not some silly film on a event of our time, entertaining and real
Summary: I enjoyed the movie. The best part about it though, was the topic and plot. Other than that; the writing, the acting, the storyline, and other aspects of the film left much to be desired. I only really got into Maya's character, so the film was very one-dimensional to me. I know a lot of people do not agree with me, but I really failed to see the 'greatness' of this movie. They took an amazing topic and historical situation and turned it into a mediocre movie.
Excerpt: Bigelow's potrayal of greatest man hunt in the history of world, is dramatic valor. Chastain takes the lead role as Maya the CIA operative whose only mission is to f**k up UBL. The 10 year long mission to bring an end to the greatest terror any mankind feared is task uphill and Bigelow does it with prowess and finesse. The grand scenario that sets up in the final 45 minutes is thrilling to the best.