Oscar nominated Zero Dark Thirty is a thrilling tale of the hunt for Osama bin Laden. Starring Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Joel Edgerton, Chris Pratt, and Kyle Chandler, this film tells the story of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader, Osama bin Laden and his death at the hands of US Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in May 2011. From director Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker), Zero Dark Thirty is a nail-biting, true account of these events, which makes the audience nervous and even a bit scared at times, but in a good way.
Called by some “the story of history’s greatest manhunt for the world’s most dangerous man,” Zero Dark Thirty is filled with jaw-dropping torture scenes, elaborate military missions, and fascinating government analysis, which ultimately led to the death of Osama bin Laden. Jessica Chastain’s portrayal of a CIA officer is remarkable, and the supporting cast makes for a very captivating film. Although being fairly accurate on most accounts, there has been considerable controversy over the depiction of a pro-torture stance by the U.S. as well as the suggestion that we allegedly obtained improper access to classified materials. (more…)