Film review: Zero Dark Thirty

By Helene Wong In Film

Print Share
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 ...

Get full access to

Subscribers can read the full version of this story.

You can subscribe and get full online access for as little as $5 per week.

Enjoy the high-quality, in-depth journalism of the Listener magazine with convenient online access. This includes access to thousands of archived articles and up-to-date TV and entertainment listings.

Our great content is available online even before it hits the shelves, and includes more focus on breaking news. With our responsive design you get a great reader experience whether you read from your home computer, tablet, or even smartphone.

Already a subscriber? Just to read full version of this story.

Already an existing print subscriber? As part of your magazine subscription you are entitled to receive full access to the New Zealand Listener Online content. Click here for instructions on how to redeem your digital access.

Or you can subscribe now to get unlimited access to

More by Helene Wong

Switch to our mobile site