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Zero Dark Thirty

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. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C+
Violence: D
Sexual Content: B
Language: D
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 157
Theater Release: 03 Jan 2013
Video Release: 19 Mar 2013
MPAA Rating: R
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How We Determine Our Grades

Zero Dark Thirty is rated R: for strong violence including brutal disturbing images, and for language.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Cast: Chris Pratt, Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton, Jason Clarke
Studio: 2012 Sony Pictures
Website: Official site for Zero Dark Thirty.

Detailed Review

The identities of the tight knit group of CIA agents and military personnel responsible for completing the mission that ended in the death of Osama bin Laden… 
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Why Is Zero Dark Thirty Rated R?

Violence: We see a man being tortured by CIA agents who use water-boarding… 
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