Film Review – Zero Dark Thirty

Venue: Cine 3, Ster Kinekor
               Maerua Mall
Film: Zero Dark Thirty
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Screenplay:  Mark Boal
Players: Jason Clarke; Joel Edgerton; Jenifer Ehle; ark Strong; Kyle Chandler; James Gandolfini
Genre: war drama; thriller
Rating: ****

Award-winning director Bigelow and screenplay-writer Mark Boal have combined again in this memorable but controversial film. As a director, Bigelow can create a man’s film more powerful than those of many male directors; as a writer and former war journalist, Boal brings a gritty realism to the story of the hunt for Osama bin Laden, despite the fact that there is considerable controversy about the film’s historical accuracy.