With the help of a mysterious pill that enables the user to access 100 percent of his brain abilities, a struggling writer becomes a financial wizard, but it also puts him in a new world with lots of dangers.
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
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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 [Osama bin Laden]. Finally, it serves as a metaphor for the decade long, relentless pursuit of Osama bin Laden". See more »
When Joseph Bradley watches the bombing of the London bus, on the computer screen on the desktop you see the Google Chrome icon, when in fact Google Chrome wasn't available until September 2008. See more »
The filmmakers wish to especially acknowledge the sacrifice of those men, women, and families who were most impacted by the events depicted in this film: the victims and the families of the 9/11 attacks; as well as the attacks in the United Kingdom; the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad, Pakistan; in Khobar, Saudi Arabia; and at the Camp Chapman Forward Operating Base in Afghanistan. We also wish to acknowledge and honor the many extraordinary military and intelligence professionals and first responders who have made the ultimate sacrifice. See more »
This is what happens when you encourage bad effort. The team of Bigelow and Boal was showered with praise for the horrible "The Hurt Locker." Now the inept team is back with an effort that's equally bad if not worse. Told in a documentary style, this is basically the story of investigative journalism, which can be riveting if done right, as in "All the President's Men." Boal's script, however, is so excruciatingly boring that this one is painful to sit through. Bigelow does not help matters with her drab direction. The film is nothing more than a series of meetings, interviews, and torture scenes. Even the finale, where the force makes its way through Bin Laden's compound, fails to be compelling.
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