Zero Dark Thirty
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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 director-producer Kathryn Bigelow and writer-producer Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker) for the story of history's greatest manhunt for the world's most dangerous man. -- (C) Official Site

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"If you like World War II films, you'll enjoy this."
‑ David Thomson, The New Republic
"Chastain makes Maya as vivid as a bloodshot eye. Her porcelain skin, delicate features and feminine attire belie the steel within."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"The film, much like it's heroine played by Jessica Chastain (The Help), is steely-resolved with eyes only for the task at hand."
‑ Glenn Dunks, Trespass
"Zero Dark Thirty is truly one of the best films of 2012. In my list, it is the best..."
‑ Elias Savada, Film Threat
"...a somber, black-winged benediction for what we might count as a lost decade."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"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."
‑ Tom Charity,
"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."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"Even without getting a Hollywood makeover, the story has inherent drama, suspense, and thrills, which Bigelow lets arise naturally."
‑ Eric D. Snider,
""Zero Dark Thirty" shows guts in taking on loaded subject matter and filmmaking confidence and skill in not telling us how we should feel about it."
‑ Carla Meyer, Sacramento Bee
"Unsettling and unforgettable...challenges the justifications of war's ugly atrocities, without resorting to jingoistic platitudes."
‑ Bruce Bennett, Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
"This is an instant classic."
‑ Cath Clarke, Time Out
"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."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"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."
‑ Will Leitch, Deadspin
"It provides a much needed catharsis for what was done to nearly 3,000 innocent Americans at the behest of a mass-murdering religious zealot."
‑ Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger
"a brilliant high tech treatment of the subject and the classified nature of the disclosures"
‑ Bill Gibron, Film Racket
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