Zero Dark Thirty

Posted by james on Aug. 5, 2013

(post.rating: 8)

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Amazing, intense, thought-provoking film. It seemed dry & boring - the search for Osama Bin Laden. This is not an action oriented movie, most of it is about paper, talks, spies, etc.

But there's enough action at the end for the final takedown, and the entire feel of the film is realistic and intense. They may not crash cars into building & shoot every bad guy in sight. But the silence and slow intensity of the action, coupled with the dry suspense of all the build up, and finally the uncomfortable portrayal of torture as a means of intelligence gathering; it all culminates in a really intense and exciting, but taxing movie.