From the Oscar-winning team of “The Hurt Locker”, the first woman ever to win a best director Oscar, Kathryn Bigelow re-teams with screenwriter Mark Boal, to recreate the long search for and ultimate killing of Osama Bin Laden.
The film begins with voices, instead of images, from September 11th and then immediately switches to a torture-interrogation-waterboarding scene that introduces us to Maya (Jessica Chastain), the
While this film covers ten long years, it is not a documentary. The only time we see President Obama is a clip from “60 Minutes” in 2008 , which has him saying “
What’s frustrating is we don’t learn a whole lot about Maya or the other
The performances are great but the film is too long and often slow in the first 2 hours. The last half hour is tense, taut and powerful. About the film’s title: Zero dark 30 is in military jargon, the precise time , , when Navy Seals landed on the Pakistani compound.
This is a history lesson that needs to be seen.