'Zero Dark Thirty' -- 4 stars

<b>R; 2:37 running time</b><br><br>
In "Zero Dark Thirty," the key American film of 2012, now going into wider release, Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal ¿ the pair behind "The Hurt Locker" ¿ are after something truer and more lasting than getting an audience to burst into applause when the bad guys are outfoxed. Nothing in the climax of "Zero Dark Thirty" settles for easy triumphalism. Everything about the film is potentially controversial, yet hardly any of it can be pigeonholed by way of ideology or politics. -- Michael Phillips<br><br><a href=http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/movies/sc-mov-1231-zero-dark-thirty-20130103,0,2020026.column>Read the full "Zero Dark Thirty" movie review</a>

( January 3, 2013 )

R; 2:37 running time

In "Zero Dark Thirty," the key American film of 2012, now going into wider release, Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal ¿ the pair behind "The Hurt Locker" ¿ are after something truer and more lasting than getting an audience to burst into applause when the bad guys are outfoxed. Nothing in the climax of "Zero Dark Thirty" settles for easy triumphalism. Everything about the film is potentially controversial, yet hardly any of it can be pigeonholed by way of ideology or politics. -- Michael Phillips

Read the full "Zero Dark Thirty" movie review

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