60 Second Review

Zero Dark Thirty

Zero Dark Thirty, apology for torture or just a good film? Read on to find out. 

Pros

After reading some articles about Zero Dark Thirty, the Kathryn Bigelow-directed flim chronicling the capture of Bin Laden, it's easy to think it'll be a 24-style torturethon. Thankfully, it's nothing of the sort. The scenes that feature torture depict it as an awful, brutal act as opposed to a sexy way of extracting information. The crux of the film is Jessica Chastain's character, who relies more on her bullheaded stubbornness than inflicting pain.

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Cons

It's hard to keep the tension up on an event that's so recent, so the fact that Zero Dark Thirty does so is quite a feat in itself. But the fact remains that, from about halfway through, you're simply waiting for the inevitable.

Should you see it?

Yes. Although it's a notch below The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty is a thrilling film that captures the attention.