Zero Dark Thirty Reviews
Be warned. though, the depictions of the violent interrogation methods used by intelligence officers, are confronting.
This is one of the film's greatest assets, as well as a clever script from director Kathryn Bigelow and star performances from all involved. Jessica Chastain is once again grippingly cold and Jason Clarke is surprisingly emotional. Other standouts include Jennifer Ehle, Kyle Chandler and Chris Pratt. These performances help elevate the film above the standard of the genre.
Two of the film's most riveting scenes involve those with Jennifer Ehle. The first is where her and Chastain are out for dinner and the cafe explodes, presumably referencing the Bali Bombings. The other includes Ehle's character trying to persuade an Al-Quida doctor to come into the military base. This, ultimately, does not end well.
Some of the film's most confronting moments come during the final moments, those when Chastain's character is questioned about whether she truly believes Bin Laden is hiding in a civilian home. This leads to a military attack on the him, when upon return Chastain's Maya opens a body bag to reveal the face of Bin Laden. These final scenes show how desperate, how obsessed the American government had become during the greatest manhunt in recent memory.
It shows that Bigelow is respectful of the subject, but that she does not shy away from the harsher aspects of the story. Rather, she embraces them to create a fully real, dangerous world. In spite of some mediocre, tedious political drama, something that ultimately the film had to address, Zero dark Thirty is beautifully made.
Saw this on 05/08/2013
Initially I didn't want to see this film because of various reasons, but ever since I saw Katheryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker(2009), I just wanted to check out her next movie. When compared to the Hurt Locker, this film was a big disappointment, but it has it's moments. While watched this film some scenes made me almost fall asleep. I was told by many that this film's climax is disappointing because they never show you how they killed Osama Bin Laden in a proper way. Well, that was not so worse because I felt that the 3rd act was far far better than the 1st act.
This film never outlives the first thirty minutes of it's duration. It was too cruel to watch the human torture, but those scenes were gripping, but sad for a cause that the film doesn't give you much of intense scenes from there on. I like Katheryn as a director, her visuals were good in here as well. Her best visuals were seen on the 1991 film Point Break, what a visuals they were? Might be due to an increase in production cost, Zero Dark Thirty has a few good shots then and there, precisely the aerial views, the explosions and most of all the helicopter scenes in the climax.
As far as the acting is concerned, there was not much in here. Joel Edgerton was good in the beginning, but in the middle act, I failed to recognize him among the various underdeveloped characters. The story is implausible for most of the time because it only aim's at a single woman's glory and shit like that in killing Osama.... I don't like stories which talk about real life incidents that revolve around just one character and showcasing their glory and dignity, like in Body of Lies(2008). Jessica Chastain's character lacks believability as you see her frowning while watching the human torture and then later on she tortures people for information. All the characters are simply driven by patriotism and not much of anything else. Of all the pale looking sluts in Hollywood, Jessica Chastain is the palest. She is no better in here as well, because everytime I saw her, I felt like I wanna vomit. I liked her acting in one scene where she shows her rage on superior officer Joseph Bradley.
Everyon remembers the most devastating event tha probably couldve occurred in the united states ? In mean who could forget the day that people lost their lives because of an insensitive act upon a terriosts. 9/11 was truly a tramatic event for the United States. 9/11 has so much meaning, the day things esculated so quickly with no first notice. Zero Dark Thirty turns the decade-lond hunt for Osama Bin Laden, the mastermind behind 9/11 terriost attacks on the world trade center.
The film stars Jessica Chastain as Maya, a fictional CIA intelligence analyst. Dan played by Jason Clarke. Joseph Bradley as Kyle Chandle and Reda Kateb as Amma. The lond search lasting from day to night, month to month from then on years to years. Their reassigned to the u.s embassy in Pakistan, to go on the manhunt for Osama Bin Laden.
Honestly I must say Zero Dark Thirty was a brillant movie, in so many differnet ways. Jason Clarke's roll is herrific his acting puts you on the edge of your seats. His confidence just puts the icing on the cake. Also, his demanding voice will have you wanting to tell the truth. Hand claps to Jessica Chaistain played as Maya. Her constant curiosty and demanding personality was terrific. Her strong desrie to want to be on the case had me in suspense the whole time.
Overall, every step of the way was fulfulling. There was never a time throughout the movie I was clueless, which I am often. The movie did not leave out much information, the took us a long the way. I honestly despies movies that leaves me in awe. I will not like it because I will not get it and I probably would never watch that movie again. Although, this movie just left me in suspense with a lot of curiousty.
Every heard of the phrases, " Everything catches upm to you." "What goes around comes around." "Do not ever think your past will not xcatch up to you, because it will." " You can run but you can't hide." All of those sayings in my personal opinion fits the moral
of this movie.