Zero Dark Thirty
Zero Dark Thirty (2013)

For a decade, an elite team of intelligence and military operatives, working in secret across the globe, devoted themselves to a single goal: to find and eliminate Osama bin Laden. Zero Dark Thirty reunites the Oscar winning team of… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: March 19, 2013
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Gripping, suspenseful, and brilliantly crafted, Zero Dark Thirty dramatizes the hunt for Osama bin Laden with intelligence and an eye for detail.

David Thomson
The New Republic

If you like World War II films, you'll enjoy this.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Chastain makes Maya as vivid as a bloodshot eye. Her porcelain skin, delicate features and feminine attire belie the steel within.

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Glenn Dunks

The film, much like it's heroine played by Jessica Chastain (The Help), is steely-resolved with eyes only for the task at hand.

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Tom Charity

What's striking is the absence of triumphalism -- Bigelow doesn't shy away from showing the victims shot down in cold blood in the compound -- and we come away with the overwhelming sense that this has been a grim, dark episode in our history.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

No doubt Zero Dark Thirty serves a function by airing America's dirty laundry about detainee and torture programs, but in its wake, there's a crying need for a compassionate Coming Home to counter its brutal Deer Hunter.

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Eric D. Snider

Even without getting a Hollywood makeover, the story has inherent drama, suspense, and thrills, which Bigelow lets arise naturally.

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Cath Clarke
Time Out

This is an instant classic.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

While "Zero Dark Thirty" may offer political and moral arguing points aplenty, as well as vicarious thrills,as a film it's simply too much of a passable thing.

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Will Leitch

A historical timeline, a pulsating thriller, a moving character study and a true-life violent revenge story, all in one, told in a sweating, oppressive, strangling fashion.

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Flixster Audience Score: 80% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
What defines this film is its controversial depiction of torture,but what it unearths is much more harrowing and heroic than terrifying. The story revolves… More
Sanjaya 丘耀文
Director Kathryn Bigelow once again successfully caught the critics' attention with another movie about Middle East, and this time about the hunting of… More
Wildaly M
Not my favorite subject matter, but watched it anyway because of the reviews. I thought that it was strong in terms of acting but I just couldn't buy the… More
Saskia D.
It's been a while since I've seen this one, but it didn't really stick. It was OK though.
xGary Xx
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… More
Christian C
Compelling, dark drama. Effectively brings the tale of Bin Ladin's capture to life. Could use some stronger character development, but I guess… More