Zero Dark Thirty Reviews

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October 27, 2020
Kathryn Bigelow's expansive drama follows the decade-long international manhunt for Osama bin Laden, from the events of 9/11 to his eventual death at the hands of US Marines.
September 27, 2020
It very likely says quite a bit about Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty that the CIA has felt compelled to publicly disparage the film's accuracy.
July 1, 2020
[T]he mix of technical mastery and conscious hollowness that left such a deep impression on me.
June 25, 2020
Is a very intense dramatic thriller that can be classified as one of the best of its genre. [Full review in Spanish]
April 26, 2020
[Zero Dark Thirty] is one of the great cinematic procedurals ever made.
December 30, 2019
Jessica Chastain acts the hell out of an epic role based on the real woman who tracked down Osama bin Laden ...
November 27, 2019
[Kathryn] Bigelow and [Mark] Boal have done it again. A film destined to become as much a part of the fabric of America as the hunt for Osama bin Laden itself...
November 26, 2019
[Bigelow's] direction... delivers an intensity rarely seen in today's cinema and as the dramatisation plays out to its emotional and thrilling climax, you cannot help but feel a sense of true accomplishment in front and behind the camera.
November 19, 2019
Both fascinating and maddeningly frustrating.
October 28, 2019
When it comes to establishing and maintaining tension, there wasn't a better American genre picture released this year. Refrain from viewing it as historical record and you won't leave disappointed.
October 28, 2019
They do not excuse or glorify torture; they do something worse: they draw the audience into accommodating it.
July 30, 2019
[Jason Clarke] carries a sweetness and retained humanity that strikes the viewer, and breaks our hearts even as we flinch.
June 8, 2019
This is crackerjack filmmaking, at once thrilling and deeply felt, a gripping CIA procedural that shows us what great movies are all about.
April 11, 2019
A superb political thriller, anchored by outstanding work from Jessica Chastain. In a year that featured some outstanding films with political themes, such as "Argo" and "Lincoln," this is the best of the bunch.
February 26, 2019
The story [Kathryn] Bigelow and [Mark] Boal tell is an ugly one, brutal, disconnected, horribly human, but what makes the film such an exceptional piece of work is the way they center it in the quietest moments:
February 8, 2019
What it does succeed in doing, however, is capturing the melancholy, tension and uncertainty of one of America's most difficult decades.
January 30, 2019
There's no show-boating or wasted time here -- this is a case where well-researched art makes us believe we're watching something that is true.
January 27, 2019
A restrained, world-weary impression of the various American attempts (from torture, interrogation, surveillance, and the final hi-tech marine raid) to track down bin Laden.
January 19, 2019
While the film feels cold, it has a real sense of unpredictability and danger, without any glorification or glamorization.
December 18, 2018
There is a fair amount of information here, and some exciting moments, too, even though we all know how this story ends.
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