Zero Dark Thirty (2012): Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton, Chris Pratt, Kyle Chandler, Jason Clarke

Zero Dark Thirty is a riveting and captivating chronicle of the 10 year CIA hunt for Osama bin Laden after the abominable September 11, 2001 attack killing 3000 American citizens. The opening of the film was horrifying in portraying the final minutes of those trapped in the twin towers in New York city. The scene sets the stage for all that transpires in this must see film. Jessica Chastain plays CIA analyst and operative Maya who is obsessed with finding Osama bin Laden spending the next ten years on an all encompassing mission. Chastain is top notch as the intellectual and hands on Maya who deserves both the Golden Globe and the Oscar for Best Actress in a dramatic film.  The paths that are taken to locate this diabolical killer are graphic and not for the feint of heart.   Jason Clarke, Dan, is the hardcore CIA integrator, Kyle Chandler, Joseph Bradley, CIA Station Chief and Chris Pratt, Navy S.E.A.L. among many other formative actors garnish this tale.

Zero Dark Thirty keeps the audience engaged and on the edge of the seat throughout culminating with the killing of Osama bin Laden in May 2011 by the daring and risky mission of the Navy S.E.A.L Team 6 in May 2011.  The audience sat in stunned silence at the end of the film.   Kathryn Bigelow, director of The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty deserves a standing ovation for this brilliantly constructed and no holding back movie that is unforgettable.

January 13, 2013:  Jessica Chastain won Best Actress, Action Motion Picture Drama at the 70th Golden Globes award show.







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