Zero Dark Thirty Reviews
Originally Written on May 1, 2014--
"Zero Dark Thirty" is a damn fine film. It very much deserves all of the accolades that it has been praised for. Jessica Chastain in particular gives an incredibly powerful performance as Maya, the lead CIA investigator charged with the impossible: finding Osama bin Laden, the criminal mastermind behind 9/11 and many other cowardly terrorist attacks against the U.S., and bringing him to justice. For almost ten years, Maya searches for a needle in an incredibly frustrating haystack with little to no success. But when she finally makes a major discovery that turns out to be the game changer she's been searching for, a change in the administration may take it all away. An incredible film!
I was going to go a half star lower because something was a little off for me, but Jessica Chastain was absolutely fantastic as the CIA agent heading the search for Osama Bin Laden.
She was tough, precise, and worked extremely hard at her craft as her performance was very believable.
I loved how the movie built and built but I feel due to the long time frame it's impossible to include all the things you should. The movie skipped a lot of years which really had to be done to fit in the movie.
I am not a big fan of these types of films, but the acting was pretty damn good here and it really carried the movie. It felt like a real operation I was watching, and there were good moments. I thought it would be a little bit more intense, however it did have its moments.
A solid film, on a tense subject, built on the foundation of solid acting.
When you know how a movie is going to end, it better be damn good.
This despite its flaws was damn good.