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Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

R  |   |  Drama, History, Thriller  |  11 January 2013 (USA)
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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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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$95,720,716 (USA) (29 March 2013)
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Just moments after the first SEALs' boots hit the ground inside Usama bin Laden's compound, there is a cut to Maya, and a clock shows the local time is 00:30, or "Zero Dark Thirty." See more »

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Rise Up (Featuring Tom Morello)
Written by Senen Reyes, B-Real (as Louise Freese), Demrick (as Demrick Shelton Ferm), Tom Morello
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19 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In its category it is amongst the best even though it is difficult to watch and has no shortage of violence, abuse and neglect. As another reviewer stated, Zero Dark Thirty is the type of film that needs good writing to work, because it's about a long process mainly done by people sitting at desks. Many scenes do not feel believable. But great performances help to enhance this amazing story. This is one of those movies that the cast isn't only in for the paycheck. All the characters struggle against a system that has perpetuated falsehoods, and there are verbal fisticuffs back and forth. There are slow spots, but to me the movie is too good to dismiss based on them.


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