Zero Dark Thirty Movie Review

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One Sentence: I found the parts leading up to the end more interesting than the action filled end.

Rated: R

Release Date: 04-Jan-2013

Nudity: Man butt.

More talking.  Like my last review, Zero Dark Thirty for the most part is a talking movie.  Talking about people, places, messages, cell phones, and getting a single name or a single e-mail.  The tactics and how they changed over the 10 years for us to find and kill Osama Bin Laden.  The drive of a small group led by one woman to follow up on tiny leads, that led to something maybe, months, or years later.

We will never know how accurate Zero Dark Thirty is.  There has been articles already stating that details are wrong, or if they were right, they screwed up giving those details out and are now saying they were wrong.   The creation of this fake/real movie over a 10 year period doesn’t care what is correct and what is Hollywood, it cares about making an amazing movie, that feels right.  Zero Dark Thirty feels right.

Jessica Chastain is amazing and I think she is an Oscar contender for her amazing portrayal as “Maya”  the agent who led the information to find Bin Laden.  She is driven by so many forces and must play a balanced role of a human, a female, an American, an agent, and a friend.  Her delivery of this character and the drives that she must adhere to is perfect and without her I do not think this movie would of been as successful as it was.

Zero Dark Thirty is an amazing movie, but I am not going to go as far as others and say it is the best movie of the year.  We are given a powerful chilling story, and it is gripping and enthralling all the way through, but without Jessica Chastain the movie falls down a bit in it’s ability to keep us going through the slower parts, and I think this is a slight fault that leaves me saying this movie isn’t one of the top 5 of the year.  It is still a stellar movie and I think something that almost everyone should see and would love to watch.

4 out of 5 stars.

4 Stars For Zero Dark Thirty

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