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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.s 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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The greatest manhunt in history. See more »


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

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11 January 2013 (USA)  »

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Kill Bin Laden  »

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$95,720,716 (USA) (29 March 2013)
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Trivia

"Zero Dark Thirty" is not a military term that means 12:30 AM. "Zero Dark" is not midnight. It simply refers to an early/late time of the day (Depending on your perspective), often referred to in a negative light. It is similar to the phrase "Beer-thirty." See more »

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The "Pakistani" market scenes shot in India, clearly show several businesses advertising their Hindu owners' last names. In Pakistan, a majority of business ownership hoardings would only show Muslim last names. See more »

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[first lines]
Dan: I own you, Ammar.
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All of the credits, except for the studio logo, appear at the end of the film, including the title. See more »

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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.59 (2012) See more »

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Nomination for worst movie ever
11 January 2013 | by See all my reviews

A very unrealistic and flat out boring depiction of this so called "suspenseful search".

The ONLY REASON I DID NOT WALK OUT due to how terrible the film was in general, was to see the final search and assassination of Osama Bin Laden- which turned out to be even less suspenseful than the rest of the film...

The situations were blatantly unrealistic, as well as the speech/communication between characters.

Characters were very bland and annoying. The movie seemed to drag on forever with absolutely zero intense scenes. A few here and there were obviously somewhat intense, but never got my full attention due to unrealistic causes.

Extremely high ease of foreshadowing is present, the movie is very predictable.

The few attempts at humor were pathetic. The overall attempt to cover up propaganda was pathetic. Most pathetic of all was the unbelievably obvious, over dramatic acting and directing.

I've never written a movie review before, even for my most favorite movies, and my most hated ones. However, this movie was so boring I felt the need to let others know, so that they will not waste their time and money on it. This movie does not deserve any awards or nominations.


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