GrantWelsh's Rating of Zero Dark Thirty

Grant's Review of Zero Dark Thirty

4 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
Zero Dark Thirty

Zero Dark Thirty(2013)

A movie about the greatest man hunt in History, and they are on the hunt for Osama bin Laden. This is a fantastic movie, and a gripping movie which had to be hard. Its mostly about Maya, a CIA woman who starts out as a rookie in the after math of 9/11. This is the Jessica Chastain show! She is the star and we see her character develop. She starts out as a rookie like I said, from around 2002 until the Osama bin Laden raid, and by that time she has the job down. The first two hours is all behind the scenes look on how the get information, following people, and what types of terrorist acts are going on, a very chilling process I must say because it shows torture which is hard to watch but I must say it needed to be in the movie because thats what happened. Then comes the last 30 min of the movie which is the raid with SEAL team six, and it had me on the edge of my seat, again it was chilling because of the realism, it wasn't this grand shootout like you see in movies like "The Kingdom" it was slow paced. I know we'll probably never see the actual footage of the real bin Laden raid but I have a feeling Kathryn Bigelow's take on it, is about as realist as possible. This is probably one of the best movies of the year, and I know I'm not the only one who thinks that because "Zero Dark Thirty" is know nominated for several Oscars, which it completely deserves. This is a must see movie.