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Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

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A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in May 2011.

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Maya is a CIA operative whose first experience is in the interrogation of prisoners following the Al Qaeda attacks against the U.S. on the 11th September 2001. She is a reluctant participant in extreme duress applied to the detainees, but believes that the truth may only be obtained through such tactics. For several years, she is single-minded in her pursuit of leads to uncover the whereabouts of Al Qaeda's leader, Osama Bin Laden. Finally, in 2011, it appears that her work will pay off, and a U.S. Navy SEAL team is sent to kill or capture Bin Laden. But only Maya is confident Bin Laden is where she says he is. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Rated R for strong violence including brutal disturbing images, and for language | See all certifications »

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Kill Bin Laden  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$417,150 (USA) (21 December 2012)

Gross:

$95,720,716 (USA) (29 March 2013)
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The film's title has four meanings according to a publicity flier for the picture. It states: "ZERO DARK THIRTY is a military term for thirty minutes after midnight - as well as code for "under the cover of darkness." It is also the time that the Navy Seals helicopters took to the skies on their mission to eliminate the world's most wanted man. Finally, it serves as a metaphor for the decade long, relentless pursuit of Osama bin Laden". See more »

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When Dan goes to see the Wolf, just as the Wolf is putting his prayer rug away, the position of Dan's head changes between shots. See more »

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[first lines]
Dan: I own you, Ammar.
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Appalling film
30 March 2013 | by (London) – See all my reviews

I wondered if after 1 and 1/2 hours when I wanted to get up and leave if I was missing the point. A film with such critical acclaim. I really wished i had walked out and reclaimed an hour of my life! Annoying/poor acting, boring plot. Tacit support of torture. One sided. Propaganda which backfires to anyone with a brain. Do yourself a favour and give it a wide birth. There are a number of reviews on IMDb which are far more articulate than mine in describing how poor this file is from its inaccuracies in context and history, it's acceptance of torture, poor acting and dreadful pace. It's at least an hour too long. There was a documentary shown in the uk which pointed out that the entire operation at the end was a joke. A helicopter tried to land in an enclosed space

  • when well known this would cause an accident. Trying to breach a door


that was bricked up. The movie should have pointed out that the us spent over 10 years tracking down the most wanted man in the world only to be 50% sure it was him, and starting an operation with pathetic intelligence after studying a compound for over 100 days! Clearly propaganda supporting the amazing operation - which came close to disaster and which would have been much more interesting to point out


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