FILM YOU NEED TO WATCH: Award-winning Jessica Chastain in Zero Dark Thirty

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There is a lot more to this film than the controversial torture scenes...

Jessica Chastain in Zero Dark Thirty

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What's the film about?

The gritty thriller is a chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in May, 2011.

The film follows the journey of Maya, a key member of the elite team of spies and military operatives who have secretly devoted themselves to finding Osama Bin Laden.

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Well first we have to say we love Kathryn Bigelow. She's an Oscar winning director for a reason and anyone brave enough to try and tell this amazing story deserves some praise.

Her collaboration with screenplay writer Mark Boal has produced one of the best films in quite some time!

But most focus will be Jessica Chastain and her brillaint delivery of a character who made it her goal to find the world's most wanted man.

Her character is tough, determined and doesn't back down when she's doubted, the typical traits of a women on a mission and we love seeing them being shown in such an important moment in history.

This whole film is as accurate as possible so even though some of the details have been made public, many of the most significant parts of the intelligence operation are brought to the screen for the first time and what a way to do it!

Complaints: A lot of critics complain that the film doesn't let you connect with Maya but we managed to understand her struggle well enough.

People are also getting their knickers in a twist about the decision to show the torture methods the CIA used on captives. This film isn't saying that we need to bring torture back, it's just showing that those methods did in fact help with information that led to Bin Laden's capture.

Plus the film is slightly long so make sure you use the toilet before hand!

Verdict: The film posters for ZDT boasts of the numerous nominations and wins they've already got before the films release and you know what? They deserve every single one of them. A brilliant story told in a simple honest way.

P.S. This was a very serious film but we have to admit we got very happy to see Lady Gaga's super hot boyfriend Taylor Kinney!

Zero Dark Thirty is out in cinemas now!

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