“Zero Dark Thirty” is the story depicting the manhunt for Osama Bin Laden by United States forces. Directed by Kathryn Bigelow, (The Hurt Locker) the debate over just how accurate “Zero Dark Thirty” is will go on for a long time. But even if it’s only half true, it’s still an unbelievable story. And an even better movie.
The heart pounding picks up shortly after the events of September 11, 2001. The film depicts the sometimes not so glamorous world of trying to procure information from detainees. I will leave the methods used for historians to debate. If the movie is accurate, they seemed pretty useful.
Bigelow’s use of extremely tight camera shots to heighten your anxiety is incredible. And Jessica Chastain as the lead CIA agent is award worthy for sure.
I’ve seen so many good movies in the last couple of months I can’t even keep them straight. “Argo” is still probably my favorite. Then it might be a toss-up between “Lincoln” and “Zero Dark Thirty.”
“ZDT” is a great movie. Incredible movie making skills and scenery. It feels like a real look at the world of espionage and intelligence.
Zero Dark Thirty
4 out of 5 stars
Popcorn, Diet Coke, and M&M’s.