Zero Dark Thirty

Zero Dark Thirty
The premise of this film is the hunt for Osama Bin Laden, the Finding of the man and the Killing of Osama Bin Laden.

The first few scenes of this film could have been removed, and the angst surrounding the necessity of water boarding would be gone. This film was removed from Best Picture category in most minds, because of the political controversy. Too bad, this was a superbly written, directed and acted film. The film stars Jessica Chastain and,essentially this film is about her character, Maya, and her ten year search for Bin Laden. The film pitches Maya against the rest of the CIA men. She has a conviction, 100%, that she has found Osama,and, of course, she is right.

Most of the film involves the search of the CIA, including the tracing down of leads that many Americans considered too obvious and in plain sight to be plausible. To Maya, however, that is the whole beauty of bin Laden's scheme. : It is wise to conceal something in plain sight. What takes imagination is to act on it. Maya is the new CIA, and she faces disagreement between the tried and true methods of espionage and her quicker, more intuitive approach.

The best of the film is the final reckoning that Osama has been found, the question that No one can be definitive that the compound is where the man really is. And, then, the decision to GO, made by President Obama. The flight to the compound, the raid, the killing and the final leg home. On the edge of your seat tension, even though we know the outcome. This was the real deal,,we saw the night vision binoculars in use, and felt the tension of the Navy Seals. Superb film, one of the best of the year.
Highly Recommended.

Synopsis: Focuses on the black ops mission to capture or kill Osama bin Laden.
Starring: Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke
Supporting actors: Joel Edgerton, Jennifer Ehle, Mark Strong, Kyle Chandler, Edgar Ramirez, James Gandolfini, Chris Pratt, Callan Mulvey, Fares Fares, Reda Kateb, Harold Perrineau, Stephen Dillane
Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Runtime: 2 hours 37 minutes
Captions and Subtitles: English Details
Release year: 2012
Studio: Columbia Pictures
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MPAA Rating: Rated R for strong violence including brutal disturbing images, and for language


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