Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Review: Zero Dark Thirty

Zero Dark Thirty
Dir. Kathryn Bigelow
Country: USA
Aus Rating: MA15+
Running Time: 157mins

Sometimes it can feel as if we have already seen a film before we actually sit down and watch it. A lot of the more politically-minded viewers will already have opinions on the American military’s methods in hunting down Osama Bin Laden and the rhetoric around Zero Dark Thirty, the first film from Kathryn Bigelow since she made history at the Academy Awards with The Hurt Locker, would imply it’s a hostile one. The debate as to whether portraying horrific acts, specifically torture, is classed as endorsing it has somehow taken wind and become the lead talking point (especially odd since surely nobody would suggest Argo endorses military coups, or that Django Unchained endorses violent revenge, no matter how racist the person may be), and it has distracted many from discussing the film on any other level.

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Current Essays said...

This is one of the best movie of all time. It gives you feeling of real time, like you being there all the time with Maya. The actress is astonishing. A powerhouse performance!! Deserve to win all awards out there. This is a must watch movie if anyone is interested in knowing how US reached to Mr Laden. Patience is the key to success. Great movie!!

Dosti said...

First of all as the story and the name stands up you'll be thinking for a running camera sequences of action scenes but that doesn't happen ...Jessica Chastain on the other hand has had a powerful on screen ... building suspense throughout the movie clocking nearly 3 hours... it doesn't disappoint... the suspense and thrill is consistent ... but well the ending could have had a little more with the shooting but its subtle...worth the watch and for the collectors edition if u store any