The Academy Award-winning duo behind The Hurt Locker (Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal) return for this drama detailing the hunt for Osama bin Laden, and starring Oscar-winner Jessica Chastain as the intelligence expert who dedicated a decade of her life to tracking down the world’s most wanted terrorist.
In the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the CIA began interrogating suspected Al-Qaeda agents across the globe in a bid to locate the elusive bin Laden. Upon arriving at a CIA black site and witnessing the brutal interrogation tactics firsthand, driven CIA operative Maya (Chastain) aids her rogue colleague Dan (Jason Clarke) in gathering the intelligence that will help bring bin Laden to justice.
Over the course of the next decade, numerous false leads and dead ends make the search seem more futile than ever. Meanwhile, numerous suicide bombings all across the Middle East and Europe hint that Al Qaeda won’t go down without a fight. Then, just when it seemed as if the trail of clues had finally dried up, an old piece of evidence leads Maya to a suspect who may work directly for the man charged with planning the worst act of terrorism ever committed on American soil.
An interesting movie which has the majority of critics raving about it….all the way to the 2013 Oscar nominations! It remains to see what impact it will have in the UK but many movie pundits see the movie taking the Oscar for Best Film against Django Unchained and Les Miserable. Elysium Magazine can’t wait to watch the movie and make Homeland comparisons and determine whether it is worth of the Oscar everyone believes it should take.
Zero Dark Thirty is released in the UK on 25 January 2013.