'Zero Dark Thirty': The hunt is on

  • Article by: COLIN COVERT , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 10, 2013 - 11:12 PM

REVIEW: Never-racking and morally complex, "Zero Dark Thirty" is a new sort of geopolitical thriller.

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alansonJan. 10, 13 9:13 PM

A good review of a great movie. If you want to understand the moral ambiguity infusing our pursuit of Al Qaida, watch this movie. If you're looking for either a public relations piece adulatory of our troops, or an emotional condemnation of the methods used to get bin Laden, stay away. If you go to see it, be prepared to see the good guys torture captives and coolly kill women - but all in a good cause. This movie is not a polemic, but it does make the viewers see something very uncomfortable about our war on terror, whatever our successes in supressing terrorists.

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jimiekJan. 11, 13 1:36 AM

This movie is total fantasy and a piece of crap. It wants you to think it's what really happened. I don't think so... Hollywood gone off the edge. The problem is that some people believe this trash. Read a good book and get a real life.

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rshacklefordJan. 11, 1312:40 PM

We used to speak softly and carry a big stick. Apparently, we now make terror-filled movies advertising how we fight terrorism.

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percyroy12Jan. 11, 1312:49 PM

jimiek...why can't people do both? Read a good book and see a movie. What, people who read books can't go see movies and vice/versa? I plan on seeing this tonight but I am also reading the latest Dennis Lehane book. Am I doing something illegal?

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Mplsuptown1Jan. 11, 13 9:55 PM

Excellent movie. I was drawn in and kept to the edge of my seat. Even when I knew something was going to happen I still jumped, that's how involved I got into this movie. You take what you want from the movie but I don't think it is far from the truth in many aspects. All in all this was a great review. Don't see it if you are going to be offended.

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eillacJan. 12, 13 8:40 AM

Colin, according to Dr. Steve Pieczenik, a Harvard trained psychiatrist and Deputary Secretary of State under Nixon, Ford, and Carter, and who had actually met Bin Laden during the proxy war vs the Soviets in Afghanistan in the early 80's, OBL died back in '02 of marfan syndrome. He was told this by the CIA physicians who treated him. So I guess maybe we could catagorize the movie as a work of fiction? Of course, the CIA would never lie to us.

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nurse8451Jan. 24, 13 2:12 PM

Very good review of a very good movie. I wasn't sure what you meant at the beginning about the human price of zealotry though. Seems a bit of a generalization. Someone can be zealous about human rights and tolerance. Being zealous or even fundamentalist about a belief isn't bad and it doesn't always lead to violence. It depends what your fundamental is. There's a reason you'll never see an Amish terrorist, and if they aren't fundamentalist there's no such thing. If at the core of your entire worldview is a man who died for his enemies while praying for forgiveness for them, and if someone really gets that, it can't help but produce the most generous kind of life toward those who are different, even if you have a very zealous, exclusive belief about spirituality. :)

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