Film review: Zero Dark Thirty

By Helene Wong In Film

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24th January, 2013
To enter the draw for your chance to win a double pass to Zero Dark Thirty, click here At 2½ hours, this is still a trim film, spanning as it does the decade of the hunt for Osama bin Laden. Its economy, exemplified by a brief opening evocation of 9/11 by voices over a black screen, makes for a taut, compelling watch. Though not as gut-churningly tense as Bigelow’s The Hurt Locker –the combat zone here is offices, interrogation cells and internal struggle – it has ...

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