Saturday, January 12, 2013

Movie Review: Zero Dark Thirty

Two years after the September 11th attacks, a young CIA officer named Maya is reassigned to the U.S. Embassy in Pakistan.  Prior to her reassignment, she spent her time collecting intelligence on the terrorist organization and it's leader, Osama Bin Laden.  While in Pakistan, she accompanies fellow officer Dan to a “black site,” where she is exposed to the torturous interrogation tactics imposed on detainees.  Though initially squeamish, her resolve sees her through.  8 years later, after a great many setbacks and close calls, her tireless efforts finally pay off.  The target may have been located.  However, the powers that be will not move forward on the information until they are absolutely sure.