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Zero Dark Thirty

Overall C+

After a decade of searching for Osama bin Laden, this dramatized film attempts to offer a behind-the-scenes look at the manhunt for the al-Qaeda terrorist who lead the 9/11 attacks on America.

Release date January 3, 2013

Violence D
Sexual Content B
Profanity D
Substance Use C

Why is Zero Dark Thirty rated R? The MPAA rated Zero Dark Thirty R for strong violence including brutal disturbing images, and for language.

Run Time: 157 minutes

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Zero Dark Thirty
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Why is Zero Dark Thirty rated R? Zero Dark Thirty is rated R by the MPAA for strong violence including brutal disturbing images, and for language.

Violence: We see a man being tortured by CIA agents who use water-boarding techniques (while he is held down a cloth is placed over his face and water is poured on the cloth, causing him to choke). Later, with a female agent present, his pants are removed and an agent teases him about defecating. He is left hanging by his arms while naked from the waist down (rear nudity seen). Other scenes show detainees being interrogated while physically bound, but without the explicit details. Bomb blasts in three scenes leave people with bloody injuries. Militants enter a building and begin shooting people at random. During a military operation, personnel enter a home seeking a key individual; a few other people are shot while horrified women and children look on. Frequent verbal altercations occur, including demeaning remarks intended to extract information from detainees. A man is forced to wear a dog collar and walk like a dog.

Sexual Content: During a torture scene a man is seen naked from the rear.

Language: Frequent use of sexual expletives, as well as other scatological and general profanities.

Drugs/Alcohol: Frequent cigarette use throughout. Some drinking is depicted.

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Zero Dark Thirty
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Violence, Coarse Language.
Alberta 14A Violence, Coarse Language.
Manitoba 18A Brutal Violence Adverse Psychological Impact.
Ontario 14A Coarse Language, Disturbing Content, Graphic Violence.
Quebec 13+ Violence.
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A

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News About "Zero Dark Thirty"

Cast and Crew

Zero Dark Thirty is directed by Kathryn Bigelow and stars Chris Pratt, Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton, Jason Clarke.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Zero Dark Thirty movie is March 19, 2013. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Zero Dark Thirty

Release Date: 19 March 2013

Zero Dark Thirty releases to home video (Blu-ray/DVD/Ultraviolet Digital Copy) with the following extras:

- No Small Feat - Making Zero Dark Thirty

- The Compound - Tour the film’s rebuilt compound

- Geared Up - Watch the cast train with authentic SEAL gear

- Targeting Jessica Chastain - A look at the role of Maya

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