It's like Homeland, but a movie! I liked it.
This film, although it has undeniable image and acting qualities, is just too much bordering on propaganda of US war on terror and justification of extra judicial killing. No one should support this.
When after 30 min I am looking at my tablet then I know its not a good movie.Was bored and just could not get into the movie.
Just good as the story is. Nothing really special or surprising. With this background, story and context you must be too bad to make it wrong.
Boring. Needs to be half as long and it would still be boring.
Yay, I finally watched the entire movie without falling asleep midway through!
Anyways, for a movie about the hunt for Osama bin Laden I expected it to be much more engaging than it was.
I was expecting so much more from this, the trailers made it seem so much more than what it delivered. The 2 hour build up is just far too long, and tedious, and then it all ends with a nod after a 20min search in darkness which was just so underwhelming.
Far too hyped up, and an extremely underwhelming movie that I just got bored of but had to inch in the hope it would get better...it didn't :(
Technically impressive but surprisingly hollow.
Honestly, I´ve seen better documentaries than this. If you´re not heavily into such movies don`t bother watching.
Too hyped up, long and boring... took me 3 days to finish watching.
Really boring moving that all leads up to the last 10 minutes. The problem is, the big scene isn't event exciting. I am little confused how this could be one of the best pictures of the year. What was everyone else watching?
Not as good as I expected. But a great movie. A little bit longer than it should be. But I liked it a lot. Takes me two days to end it... I want to see it again to pay more atention. Anyway... Worth your time. Recommended.
Hollywood print of extra-judicial killing in the US terror war. Goebbels would be proud. When you are the number one terrorist in the world, you can call whoever you want a terrorist while thumbing your nose at international law. This country is now so morally depraved, that movies like that can even be made,and so,and get a good rating. Can you imagine the movies Germany would have made had they not tactically retreated to the USA?
Gritty and subdued, Zero Dark Thirty is a fascinating drama about a defining moment in the War on Terror. Based on real events, the film follows a CIA analyst who joins the task force that’s searching for Osama bin Laden, and the progress it took to find him. The cast features some impressive performances, but it’s Jessica Chastain that carries the film. Chastain gives a rich and compelling performance that personalizes the search and puts a face to it. However, the directing is a bit uneven; as there are pacing issues and gaps in the narrative, but there are also parts that feel quite real and intimate. While Zero Dark Thirty has its flaws, it provides a unique view of an event that shook the world.
Well, that was super underwhelming in my opinion as the film itself has no standout performances and it had some really awesome scenes with the last 30 minutes being some amazing tension-filled cinema. But this film was not as good as I was expecting and it doesn't deserve the praise it gets as it is way too long and gets boring at certain points.
I understand that this is an important story, but I feel it would have made a much better mini-series than a movie. The action is really good and some of the scenes build great tension, but the film is super drawn out. My suggestion is to watch Green Zone which is an incredibly underrated film and a better made film in my opinion.
Watchable once. I don't know why no one congratulated her for being right.
This (slightly) fictionalized dramatization of the decade-long hunt for Osama Bin Laden is often difficult to watch, for a variety of reasons, but that doesn't mean it isn't any good. It's just not your typically polished, glistening Hollywood rendition, and that takes a bit of getting used to. Flubbed lines are left in the final cut, which serves to humanize the cast. Quiet, unsuspecting character moments are unforgettably interrupted by sudden explosions of violence - effectively mimicking (or so I have to imagine) the bloodrush of a real-world terrorist assault. The methods of torture employed in America's hunt for Al-Qaeda's leader are brazenly featured, as are the mixed spoils of their occasional success.
The first act points a firehose of information at the audience, leaving them just as overwhelmed and buried by minutiae as the lead. Jessica Chastain is fiery and confident in that role, essential traits for the complicated character she occupies, but the rest of the supporting cast fades into the wallpaper when she's around. The actual onslaught on Bin-Laden's compound, which eats up the last hour of the film, is the smoothest and most accessible scene by a longshot, remaining factual and vividly lifelike while also ratcheting up the pacing and the tension.
As a whole, though, the film is well-acted and effective, but often slow and over-inflated. Though it paints just one side of the story, it refrains from drawing any final conclusions and instead leaves the viewer to deal with the validity of America's motives and methods.
"Gripping, suspenseful, and brilliantly crafted."
This was a rather easy film to watch once you get past the torture scenes. Fast-moving,well-acted, etc. I wonder how many people cheered at the end. It's a shame that the movie took as much criticism as it did for depicting the torture scenes. It happened and she depicted it - why should she change history?
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All i know is Jessica turns to be my favourite actress after Portman she has amazing acting skills and she is gorgeous!
About the movie just great i really liked it!
I was totally not interested in this movie, but the TV was on and the remote just out of reach, so I didnt switch and... I started to get into the story and got more and more interested. The story grabbed me and I enjoyed the movie. In many ways this feels like a realistic view on how intelligence services operate and try to fight islamic extremists. A good role by Jessica Chastain.
Regardless of what you think of the politics, this is beautiful film making. Even if it seems like nothing is happening because it's just people talking, actually a lot is happening if you are paying attention. This movie is all about the little things, the questions that are being asked and in what order, the questions that are being answered and more importantly those which are not, at least not spoken. Pay attention and you will be rewarded with a great movie.
How USA found Osama Bin Laden? You can see a part of work of CIA in the film. The movement after 911 in this world are so complicated and terrorism can happen everywhere. The current world holds lots of problems and how can we deal with them?
I guess am too patriotic but I gave a 10. Actually not that riveting to watch but I obviously liked the story. If you are not American you probably will give it a 7 or so :)
Pretty good and Jessica Chastain always superb!
I thought this was better than the movie that won Picture of The Year, Argo. The torture scenes doomed it from winning.
This movie is awesome. Those last 15 minutes are so tense. Epic movie and a clear report of the events.
A little lengthy, but still very good. Voltage, no moralizing assessment, clear account of the events. And a great role Jessica Chastain.
Except that Pakistani people don't speak "Lebanese Arabic", and that I expected to see how deeply was President Obama involved at least in the final operation just like media pictured in reality, I think it's very interesting film.
Intense. Slow to start but that last 25 minutes were great. Not the directors best film.
Interesting film, but best picture worthy? I don't think so. The problem is that this film is likely popular for its relative immediacy to the actual events, but I don't think it's going to stand the test of time, and is one of those movies that's going to be almost forgotten in a few years. For what it's worth, it does tell a good story. I'll also weigh in on the controversy surrounding the film and defending the filmmakers in that, while the film does show torture, it does not condone it. The film acknowledges that it happened but doesn't attach a value to it, leaving that up the audience. It might actually make an interesting Rorschach test. But again, this will not become a "classic" film and is simply riding the current-event wave, and will probably going to disappear into the sunset.
The film didn't flow like it should have.
Have to say some of the documentaries were on par with this. Not very special in any way. Nevertheless, it did well to show what little intelligence they worked with the deduce UBL's location.
Loved it, but I'd read the book and followed the mission on the news, so there weren't any surprises. The tension as they walked upstairs was almost palpable. I would have liked them to have included the K-9 more who (BTW) was actually a Belgian Malenois and not a German Shepard.
Shit was poppinnnn
Excellent flick. Even knowing how it would end didn't lessen the suspense.
Tells the tale of catching Bin Laden. But I cant help but feel that it isn't close enough to being a true story.
Way too long and drawn out. Nothing happens for most of the movie and last five minutes actually deal with capture. If there was an Oscar award for Boring category, this would win one for sure.
Dieser Film kam in meinen Augen zu früh. Viel zu früh. Aber gleichzeitig ist er auch richtig und wichtig. Sowohl für die Amerikaner, als auch für den Rest der Welt. Aber zurück zum eigentlichen Thema.
Negativ sind mir hier zwei Dinge aufgefallen. Zum einen die Länge. Dieser Film hätte mit einer halben bis dreiviertel Stunde weniger eine mindestens genauso gute Figur gemacht. Warum man den Mittelteil so unnötig aufblähen musste, bleibt mir ein Rätsel. Und der Ton. Entweder es lag am Kinosaal oder an mir, aber alles war so leise und jede Explosion, jeder Schuss war so laut, dass ich jedes mals zusammengezuckt bin. Aber dazu weiter unten mehr.
Das der Film in Amerika mehr als nur gut ankommt ist mir klar. Wenn Amerikaner amerikanische Geschichte verfilmen, kommt “alles Gute zusammen” um es mal höflich auszudrücken. Nein ernsthaft. Ich wollte mir den Film aufgrund der vielen Kontroversen gar nicht erst ansehen, da ich einen unkritischen Streifen erwartete, der zur Wahlkampfshilfe beitragen sollte, anstatt zur Beleuchtung der Arbeit hinter den Kulissen. Trotzdem ist der Film sehenswert, wenn auch für Nicht-Amerikaner eher uninteressant (in Aichach lief er gestern das letzte mal nach zwei Wochen und wir waren acht (!) Leute im Saal.).
Dieser Film soll nicht unterhalten, er soll zum Nachdenken anregen. Und zwar über Politik, besonders die Amerikanische. Und das schafft er. Das mit der Folter und dem alles möchte ich gar nicht weiter zum Thema machen, das können andere intelligenter und besser als ich. Ich möchte den Eindruck schildern, den der Film auf mich gemacht hat. Und da hat er eine seiner großen Stärken. Bigelow und das Team schaffen es, einen distanzierten Blick ohne “Hurra, AMERIKA!!!”-Style auf die Leinwand zu bringen. Auch wird am beispiel des Angriffs in Camp Chapman deutlich, dass den Amerikanern die Sicherheit der eigenen Leute wohl am Arsch vorbeigeht, wenn es um den “Feind” geht. Warum braucht Amerika den immer einen “Feind?”. Das frage ich mich den ganzen Film über. Und dann der letzte Teil, bei dem die SEALS in Aktion treten. Erstmal: War da wirklich ein Hund dabei? Und wenn ja warum??. Zweitens. Hier werden die Soldaten für den einfachen Betrachter als kaltblütige Maschinen dargestellt, die nicht davor zurückschrecken unschuldige über den Haufen zu schießen, um an ihr Ziel zu kommen. Wer aber kurz nachdenkt weiß, dass sich diese Leute diesen Beruf freiwillig ausgesucht haben und über diese Verantwortung der Entscheidung Bescheid wissen. Kurz gesagt: Sie machen ihren Job. Auch wenn das viele nicht gutheißen, wie sie das machen. Sie machen ihn und fertig. Wie wir alle.
Ordentlicher Film, der erfolgreich den Patriotismus umschippert, und zum Nachdenken anregt. Durch ordentlich wummernden, kräftigen Sound und die Perspektiven, besonders im letzten Teil wir er zu einem guten Thriller, dem es jedoch im Mittelteil an Spannung mangelt.
Pretty underwhelming. I watched it because there was some controversy that this "glamorized" torture. Not sure exactly how the people who watched it came to that conclusion. What I saw was far from glamorizing or even supporting torture but then maybe I'm just offended by torture in any aspect?
I am going with a neutral 5 here, but just because of the camera work & the good acting.
All I know about this movie was that it was nominated for several Oscars, won 1 & that the producers are now in trouble because they didn't had all permissions to play the (9/11) audio recordings at the beginning.
To me it was a far too long 2 hour boring ride presenting suicide bombs, torture & a scavenger hunt. Ultimatively it's hate against hate leading... nowhere.How many more movies like this (Bin Laden hunt) will be made? And WHY???Please stop it USA!
The beginning was pretty decent, the middle got pretty slow, and the end was pretty awesome (in terms of action). Overall pretty good; good acting, etc.
Felt like the movie just dragged on and on and on. Parts caught my attention and others parts put me to sleep!
Not very accurate but what is to expect from a Hollywood movie, it has to be a cinema worthy. Overall it's a good movie with some very tense moments. I'm really impressed by the main character, very good acting.
good film, much better than thought it would be...very tense. Very similar in style to Argo.
Well-done and as realistic as it can get for an expensive picture and topic like this. Not too jingoistic or "Hollywood," as I believe they showed the reality of the situation and allowed the viewer to make his/her own judgement concerning the many controversial actions taken. Regardless on one's viewpoints, it's worth watching.
This movie was a good but not as good as the trailers would have lead you to believe. The pacing was even a bit short and I can't help but think that liberty's were taken in the telling of this story as so many have suggested. In particular, the story told puts much of the credit on early intelligence acquired through enhanced tactics. I'm not even sure what side at times that the story teller (director) is on the way she handled some of the scenes. The National Geographic depiction I felt was a lot better.