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.
Title: Zero dark thirty
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, ©2013.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 157 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
4 3/4 in.
Dolby Digital
video file,DVD video,region 1,rda
Content Type: two-dimensional moving image
Media Type: video
Carrier Type: videodisc
Notes: Title from end credits.
Originally produced as a motion picture and released in 2012.
Contents: Special features: No small feat (making Zero dark thirty)
The compound (tour the film's rebuilt compound)
Geared up (watch the cast train with authentic SEAL gear)
Targeting Jessica Chastain (a look at the role of Maya).
Summary: 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.
Audience: MPAA rating R for strong violence including brutal disturbing images, and for language.
Awards & Distinctions: Academy Awards, 2013: Winner -- Best sound editing ; Nominee -- Best Picture, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Jessica Chastain), Best Writing, Original Screenplay (Mark Boal), Best Film Editing (William Goldenberg, Dylan Tichenor).
Local Note: 1 6 7 9 15 16 17 18 24 27 29 30 33 35 53 54 56 57 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 67 69 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 84 97 102 109 110 112 113 118 122 133 138 143 148 149 150 151 152 156 159 160 167 172 173 175 177 182 188 193 198 203 210 211 216 222 224 226 228 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 242 243 244 245 250 258 261 262 263 264 268 270 272 274 276 278 280
Alternate Title: Zero dark 30.
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
Playtime: 023700
Credits: Director of photography, Greig Fraser ; production designer, Jeremy Hindle ; edited by Dylan Tichenor, William Goldenberg ; costume designed by George L. Little ; music by Alexandre Desplat.
Performers: Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Joel Edgerton, Jennifer Ehle, Mark Strong, Kyle Chandler, Edgar Ramirez, James Gandolfini, Chris Pratt, Callan Mulvey, Fares Fares, Reda Kateb, Harold Perrineau, Stephen Dillane, Nash Edgerton, Mike Colter, Frank Grillo.
System Details: DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; audio description track 5.1 Dolby Digital, Dolby surround.
Other Language: English dialogue with optional English or Spanish subtitles; English subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing; optional English audio descriptive services.
Subject Headings: Bin Laden, Osama, 1957-2011 Assassination Drama. United States. Navy. SEALs History 21st century Drama. United States. Naval Special Warfare Development Group 21st century Drama. Feature films. Terrorism United States Drama. September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 Drama.
Topical Term: Feature films.
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
Publisher No: 41698
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Sep 02, 2014
  • L4dybug5113 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is awesome. But see the world hasn't changed their attitude toward women. They just wouldn't listen to her. I have been in that position several times. Worked many a man's job and always had to prove myself, had to be better than them.

Zero Dark Thirty is a movie based on a true story of the United States Government searching for Taliban leader Osama Bin Laden. The Zero Dark Thirty plot was exciting to follow the investigators get closer and closer on the hunt Osama Bin Laden. Although I did find the plot to be hard to follow at times with some plot holes that left me with unanswered questions. It was very eye opening how the United States Government used certain techniques to get information out of Taliban members. The actors were very well done. I believe the actors they selected were perfect for their roles as some scenes made me get emotionally involved with the film, although I do believe there was not as much character development as there could have been. Zero Dark Thirty had the perfect mix between action and the actual story. I never felt bored watching this movie, as it always had exciting plot twists that kept me on the edge of my seat. I really felt that the investigators were obsessed with finding Osama Bin Laden and you can see what limits they go to in order to get the information they need to find them. It made me question the United States Government integrity in the ward and the limits they are willing to go to, to end terrorism. I give Zero Dark Thirty a 7/10. I recommend this movie to anyone that is interested in war. If you have little to no interest I would advise you stay away from this one.

May 14, 2014
  • Libraryman1_0 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Very gripping depiction of the interrogation methods used on suspects of the Al Queda terrorist acts. A well thought out and character driven story directed by Hurt Locker's Katherine Bigelow. Zero Dark Thirty is the type of film to not only view but for discussion purposes as well. I found the pace of the movie to my liking, and I am glad I had an opportunity to see it. A experience I may repeat soon.

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?

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

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.

Feb 20, 2014
  • looper46 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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Nov 19, 2013
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Aug 16, 2013
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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.

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.

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

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

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

Violence: Really brutal scenes, blood, abusive…

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

Coarse Language: Lots of bad language…


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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)

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

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

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

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

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