September 9/11 terrorist attacks are still fresh in our mind and Osama Bin Laden may be most horrifying figure who had impounding affect on every American citizen. If you are interested in knowing about the investigation carried out by CIA to hunt down Laden , Zero Dark Thirty is the Bible for you.
Zero Dark Thirty gives you a detailed description of events that took place post 9/11 attacks, the sacrifices made by soldiers, the operations carried out by CIA to hunt down the world’s most dreaded man. From the director of “The Hurt Locker”, Kathryn Bigelow gives you yet another shocking world of reality. The detailed level description of the operation and investigation carried out by CIA has been depicted appropriately. Hats off to Bigelow for handling such a sensitive subject with aplomb. It would take have taken lot of guts to direct such a bold and challenging subject. Once you are into the film, couple of scenes will have nail-biting affect and will send a chill running down your spine.
The opening torture scene, the interrogation scene , bomb blast during dinner at the hotel , the suicide bombing and the climax scene where they finally hunt down Laden will surely have profound affect shocking you instantly. Writer Mark Boal (also wrote The Hurt Locker) has done a great job. On flipside , the climax could be more impacting where they kill Laden. Screenplay is tight holding your attention. Cinematography is spellbinding. Art Direction is superb. Dialogues are gritty. Performance wise , Jessica Chastain gives her best performance as Maya. She delivers a knock-out performance emoting through her eyes initially and fiery dialogues later. Mark Strong and Jason Clarke gives a lending support to the performance.
Zero Dark Thirty is a raw , tight , gripping intense drama that is definitely worth a watch if you want to know the reality. The Kathryn Bigelow directed drama is currently streaming on Netflix.