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Zero Dark Thirty

(DVD - 2013 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Zero Dark Thirty


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Chronicles the decade-long search for Osama bin Laden following the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of Navy SEAL Team 6.
Statement of Responsibility: directed by Kathryn Bigelow ; written by Mark Boal ; produced by Mark Boal, Kathryn Bigelow, Megan Ellison ; executive producers, Greg Shapiro, Colin Wilson, Ted Schipper ; Columbia Pictures presents an Annapurna production ; a First Light production ; a Mark Boal production
Title: Zero dark thirty
[videorecording]
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. :, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment,, ©2013
Country of Producing Entity: United States
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 157 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
4 3/4 in
digital, optical, surround, rda
Dolby Digital
NTSC
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda
Playtime: 023700
Content Type: two-dimensional moving image
Media Type: video
Carrier Type: videodisc
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Report This Mar 24, 2014
  • loonylovesgood rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

A little slow in some parts, and tough to watch. But the action picked up near the end. Whatever happened to all of Osama's children and grandchildren?

Report This Mar 13, 2014
  • boothseattle rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

This movie is so slow and boring How it go an Academy Award I don't know. There must have been some kind of payoff. It might have been an interesting documentary

Report This Mar 01, 2014
  • kayliemarie rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I didn't expect myself to enjoy this movie, however I did. I thought it was well done for what it was.

people--its about the war on terrorism--no defined "enemy" we can shoot at; you have to do your work to find the bad guys...Its like a crime procedural, lots of grunt work, lots of false starts, and you usually get lucky. Plus, it starts with an administration that condones "enhanced interrogation" then another that requires you to do leg-work. Not an easy task, but shows that somebody has to wade thru the s--- to get the job done. No wonder it took 10+ years to kill the SOB.

Report This Feb 19, 2014
  • Vreeah_Nuw rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Ok, I'll admit I paused half way through the film, but only to be sure I was fully alert to grasp the main character's thought process leading up to the final mission. Overall, I enjoyed the movie. Normally I don't seek out war films, but I thought it was a good approximation for a novice to see into what CIA missions look like, the planning that goes into nabbing a single person. I enjoyed Maya's character, she was real, not cutesy at all.

Report This Feb 11, 2014
  • akirakato rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

This is a 2012 American war drama based on the real events directed by Kathryn Bigelow and written by Mark Boal. The film dramatizes the decade-long manhunt for al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States. The search eventually leads to the discovery of his compound in Pakistan, and the military raid on it that resulted in his death in May 2011. Although it is a gripping, intense and thrilling documentary-style drama, it doesn't get into the nitty-gritty of the matter deeply enough so much so that it disappoints me. Al-Qaeda is a global militant Islamist and takfiri organization founded by Osama bin Laden in Peshawar, Pakistan, at some point between August 1988 and late 1989. Its origin is traceable to the Soviet War in Afghanistan. After leaving college in 1979, bin Laden went to Pakistan, joined Abdullah Azzam and used money and machinery from his own construction company to help the mujahideen resistance in the Soviet war in Afghanistan. Under Operation Cyclone from 1979 to 1989, the United States provided financial aid and weapons to the mujahideen through Pakistan's ISI. Bin Laden met and built relations with Hamid Gul, who was a three-star general in the Pakistani army and head of the ISI agency. So there was a honeymoon among Bin Laden, the Pakistani army and the States. Following the Soviet Union's withdrawal from Afghanistan in February 1989, Osama bin Laden returned to Saudi Arabia in 1990 as a hero of jihad. On November 8, 1990, the FBI raided the New Jersey home of El Sayyid Nosair, an associate of al-Qaeda operative Ali Mohamed. They discovered copious evidence of terrorist plots, including plans to blow up New York City skyscrapers. How come Bin Laden went againt the States? The film hasn't touched it at all.

Report This Feb 05, 2014
  • kah_chan rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

There is no subtitle in this DVD so it is kinda hard for those who learn English as a second language. It is a very serious subject and unfamiliar to those who don't follow Arabic Gulf development. You can tell how Jessica Chastian transformed from a lady to a woman here ... a fierce one. I like a lot of performance from Mark Strong who is going to be one of the best actors in this generation. There are actually more characters than just the female protagonist (due to the hype of her Oscar nomination). They all in their top forms.

Report This Jan 24, 2014
  • neonkc rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

very good

Report This Dec 11, 2013
  • 0cho rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

An interesting movie but very boring and long. Even the ending is not exciting and there is very little character development. Treat it as a documentary and you might get through it.

Report This Nov 19, 2013
  • gemini07 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Disappointing, slow moving movie.

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Report This Feb 19, 2014
  • Vreeah_Nuw rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Vreeah_Nuw thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

Report This Nov 19, 2013
  • gemini07 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

gemini07 thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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  • liya6 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

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Report This Feb 19, 2014
  • Vreeah_Nuw rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Other: The prisoner's "full moon" is shown after his bottoms were pulled and he was made to walk like a dog on a leash. There's no frontal nudity, but the ever so slightness of what could be his "junk" is shown from the side, very, very brief movement of the camera though.

Report This Feb 19, 2014
  • Vreeah_Nuw rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Violence: What's expected in wars where anything goes. The type of torture depicted here was more of a psychological and humiliating nature, with the goal to make the prisoner dependent upon his captor for bare necessities.

Report This Aug 16, 2013
  • liya6 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Really intense, and just horrible.

Report This Aug 16, 2013
  • liya6 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Really brutal scenes, blood, abusive…

Report This Aug 16, 2013
  • liya6 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: Lots of bad language…

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Report This Aug 24, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Navy SEAL (speaking in code of Osama bin Laden's death over the two-way radio): "This is red zero two... Geronimo... for God and country... Geronimo..." (pan to Maya, devastated)

Report This Jul 20, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

“Marines don't die; we just go to hell and regroup." -( Anonymous)

Report This Jul 20, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

“One person can make a difference and every person should try.” –John F Kennedy

Report This Jul 20, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

“National honor is the national property of the highest value.” -James Madison

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Report This Feb 23, 2013
  • Red_Sox rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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