• R, 2 hr. 37 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Kathryn Bigelow
    In Theaters:
    Jan 11, 2013 Wide
    On DVD:
    Mar 19, 2013
  • Columbia Pictures


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Zero Dark Thirty Reviews

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Philip French
Observer [UK]

This is a fascinating film, and Chastain's wonderful performance has something in it of the tragic sense of life.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

January 27, 2013
Donald Clarke
Irish Times

So overwhelming is the momentum that it proves possible to live with the intelligence that the protagonist is complicit in ground-level fascism.

Full Review Source: Irish Times | Original Score: 4/5

January 25, 2013
Rich Cline

Blistering writing, directing and acting hold us firmly in our seats as this procedural drama snakes its way to a riveting action finale

Full Review Source: Contactmusic.com | Original Score: 4/5

January 25, 2013
David Sexton
This is London

Terrifically good, propulsive film-making ...

Full Review Source: This is London | Original Score: 4/5

January 25, 2013
Cameron Williams
The Popcorn Junkie

Remarkable and engaging piece of filmmaking considering the outcome of the story is well known. A sign of the times we live in and the processes put in place to wrangle the people that choose to live outside the realm of civility

Full Review Source: The Popcorn Junkie | Original Score: 4/5

January 24, 2013
Alex Zane
Sun Online

Not what you'd call crowd-pleasing, this is fascinating - if occasionally harrowing - in its realistic depiction of the intricacies of CIA operations.

Full Review Source: Sun Online | Original Score: 4/5

January 24, 2013
Mark Adams
Daily Mirror [UK]

Against all the odds, Kathryn Bigelow's powerful story of the hunt is a taut and searing action thriller that keeps you gripped.

Full Review Source: Daily Mirror [UK]

January 24, 2013
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]

A silly, at times despicable film that never remotely deserved an Oscar nomination. Compared with this, Team America: World Police was a think piece.

Full Review Source: Daily Mail [UK] | Original Score: 1/5

January 24, 2013
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

We get all imaginable views of the witchy pentacle that is covert US military politics.

Full Review Source: Financial Times | Original Score: 4/5

January 24, 2013
Simon Crook
Little White Lies

It haunts and lingers long after the lights go up.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 5/5

January 24, 2013
Philip Concannon
The Skinny

Bigelow has crafted a riveting, entirely convincing procedural that shows us the long, frustrating pursuit of bin Laden through the eyes of Jessica Chastain's dogged CIA agent.

Full Review Source: The Skinny | Original Score: 5/5

January 24, 2013
Michael Bonner
Uncut Magazine [UK]

For much of its three hour running time, Zero Dark Thirty moves like a police procedural: it is rigorous, pared-back and analytical.

Full Review Source: Uncut Magazine [UK] | Original Score: 9/10

January 24, 2013
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane

We all know this story ends but Zero Dark Thirty's finale is still gripping and action-packed.

Full Review Source: ABC Radio Brisbane | Original Score: A

January 24, 2013
Peter Bradshaw

It's an effective thriller - uninterested in anyone other than the home team.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 3/5

January 24, 2013
Jackie K. Cooper

A step by step depiction of what went into the hunt for and discovery of Osama bin Laden. The characters are surface view only.

Full Review Source: jackiekcooper.com | Original Score: 7/10

January 24, 2013
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph

In Kathryn Bigelow's masterful thriller, the manhunt for Osama bin Laden is the ultimate no-win scenario: a battle neither side can afford to lose with a prize that may not be worth the fight.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 4/5

January 24, 2013
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express

A riveting, gut-churningly tense and eye-opening window into the brutal and bloody world of post-9/11 intelligence gathering ...

Full Review Source: Daily Express | Original Score: 5/5

January 24, 2013
Roz Laws
Birmingham Post

It's stylishly filmed and carried by a strong cast.

Full Review Source: Birmingham Post | Original Score: 4/5

January 24, 2013
Matthew Turner

Kathryn Bigelow's Oscar-nominated follow-up to The Hurt Locker is a gripping, sharply written and subtly provocative thriller, anchored by a terrific central performance from Jessica Chastain.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 4/5

January 24, 2013
Tim Evans
Sky Movies

A proficient exercise in re-creating the key events...but little insight into the wider implications of the assassination of America's greatest bogeyman.

Full Review Source: Sky Movies | Original Score: 3/5

January 23, 2013
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