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Release Date: December 19th, 2012

DVD Release Date: March 19th, 2013

R|2 hr 37 min

Plot Summary
Following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Osama bin Laden becomes one of the most-wanted men on the planet. The worldwide manhunt for the terrorist leader occupies the resources and attention of two U.S. presidential administrations. Ultimately, it is the work of a dedicated female operative (Jessica Chastain) that proves instrumental in finally locating bin Laden. In May 2011, Navy SEALs launch a nighttime strike, killing bin Laden in his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

Cast: Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Joel Edgerton, Jennifer Ehle, Mark Strong, Kyle Chandler, Edgar Ramirez, Chris Pratt

Director: Kathryn Bigelow

Genres: War, Drama, Thriller

Production Co: First Light Production, Mark Boal, Annapurna Pictures

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment, Sony Pictures Entertainment

Keywords: Gripping, Pursuit, 2000s, 2010s, Intense

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  • Judged solely as a film, a partially fictionalized account of the decade-long search for bin Laden, it's superbly crafted and relentlessly dramatic. More than that, though, Zero Dark Thirty is a shock to the system, one that's bound to incite discussion of profoundly troubling issues. show more

  • The film's power steadily and relentlessly builds over its long course, to a point that is terrifically imposing and unshakable. show more

  • A monumental achievement that documents a coordinated and complicated response to a monumental tragedy. show more

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Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)
Nominated Director
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Writing (Original Screenplay)
Nominated Best Picture
Winner Sound Editing