Zero Dark Thirty

Zero Dark Thirty
Zero Dark Thirty
  • R
  • 2h 37m
  • 2012
Certified Fresh92%
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For a decade, an elite team of intelligence and military operatives, working in secret across the globe, devoted themselves to a single goal: to find and eliminate Osama bin Laden. Zero Dark Thirty reunites the Oscar winning team of director-producer Kathryn Bigelow and writer-producer Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker) for the story of history's greatest manhunt for the world's most dangerous man.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Certified Fresh92%
Critics Consensus: Gripping, suspenseful, and brilliantly crafted, Zero Dark Thirty dramatizes the hunt for Osama bin Laden with intelligence and an eye for detail.
Reviews
The New Republic
David Thomson
Fresh

If you like World War II films, you'll enjoy this.

June 22, 2017
CNN.com
Tom Charity
Fresh

What's striking is the absence of triumphalism -- Bigelow doesn't shy away from showing the victim...

June 22, 2017
London Evening Standard
David Sexton
Fresh

Terrifically good, propulsive film-making ...

June 22, 2017
Little White Lies
Simon Crook
Fresh

It haunts and lingers long after the lights go up.

June 22, 2017
Guardian
Peter Bradshaw
Fresh

It's an effective thriller - uninterested in anyone other than the home team.

June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Intelligent, uncompromising drama is violent and complex.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Zero Dark Thirty is a combination war movie, thriller, and docudrama about the intense, years-long hunt for Osama bin Laden following the 9/11 attacks, from the filmmakers behind The Hurt Locker. Perhaps the movie's most controversial element is its depiction of "waterboarding" and torturing prisoners for information. The movie shows this process as simultaneously effective and repellent. Overall, violence is strong -- not just in the torture sequences, but also in various other gun/shooting sequences, with dead bodies and lots of blood. But because the violence encourages interpretation and isn't just gratuitous, older teens should be able to handle it within the movie's context as an intelligent, complex story that's sure to inspire passionate discussion. Language is strong, with uses of "f--k" and "s--t," as well as sexual innuendo and some partial, nonsexual nudity. Characters are often seen smoking cigarettes or drinking in a background way.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama, Thriller
  • Release Date:December 19, 2012
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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