Zero Dark Thirty is the best film of 2012! This film is timely (one year after Osama Bin Laden was captured and killed by the Obama Administration) and ponders many unanswered questions. It has complex meaning and as a viewer, you must discover for yourself the depiction of torture is accurate or inaccurate.
The torture may be difficult to watch, but it has so much emotion put into it. You may not think about the arising questions while watching this film, but you will afterwards. The images and some dialogue stick in your head clearly.
I enjoyed Zero Dark Thirty immensely. I didn't want it to end because of its prime performances by Jessica Chastain and Jennifer Ehle. This film wasn't predictable even though it should've been. We all know the end. Even the raid sequence keeps you in suspense. It brings September 11 into the light again and makes you contemplate this event in our lives.
Director Kathryn Bigelow and writer Mark Boal over-achieved my expectations. I walked into the theatre with high expectations and what I received in return, is brilliant. Zero Dark Thirty is the one to see, if not Les Miserables. Zero Dark Thirty is a must-see despite it may not be of your interest!
Zero Dark Thirty may have controversy, but don't let that bother you to see it. It's something that must be seen. Not for its controversies, but for its meaning and message. A
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Jessica Chastain accepting Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
At the 70th Golden Globes
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