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JAN 30, 2013 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Does torture work? That's not the point

Does torture work? That's not the point "Zero Dark Thirty," directed by Kathryn Bigelow, is not nearly the movie that her "The Hurt Locker" was, but it's still worth seeing. Lots of heightened realism made to seem naturalistic; lots of tension as the bombs keep exploding. UBL (as Osama bin Laden is mostly called in the film) doesn't enjoy cats and gourmet food, but in many ways he's a perfect Bond villain, anonymous and implacable until he's discovered in his hideaway. There's a scene in the middle of the movie that's a perfect paranoid set piece, as a CIA agent prepares to meet a ... Read More

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