Honestly, this has an incredible script. I mean holy shit. People will say, "oh, its too slow". Its only slow if you have no interest in the operation the whole film is about. From moment to moment there is constant structural building and it all is going somewhere. There are so many moments in history that could have been included but were not. Mark Boal, for the sake of entertainment pushed and pushed to the very end; there is not a single moment that does not deliver. This film could have turned out to be some piece of shit like BREACH, but it didnt.
Kathryn Bigelow delivers once again and this time she is having fun with strong female characters. Im sure that made her happy. Jessica Chastain gives an oscar worthy performance. Im glad to see that, since at this point I have only seen her in Tree of Life.
I loved the film. I think it deserves 5 full stars really, but I wouldnt say its one of my favorite films of all time, so it gets 4.5