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Bin Laden thriller 'Zero Dark Thirty' courts controversy — and acclaim

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Maya (Jessica Chastain) spearheads the hunt for Osama bin Laden in Zero Dark Thirty.
PHOTO BY JONATHAN OLLEY

Some critics have argued that the character is underdeveloped, but anyone who says that isn't watching closely enough. Maya may not be given a traditional back story (all we know is she was recruited into the agency after high school), or any outside life to speak of (even Renner's unhinged Hurt Locker vet is shown going home to a wife and kid), or the desire to distract herself with romance ("I'm not the girl who fucks ... it's unbecoming" she explains at one point, dismissing a colleague's inquiry into her social life). But there's plenty of interior life there, and it comes through in quick, vulnerable flashes — leading up to the payoff of the film's devastating final shot.

 

ZERO DARK THIRTY opens Fri/4 in Bay Area theaters.

Comments

Can't wait to see if Dianne Feinstein has a point or is just hysterical about being next door neighbors with the Zero Dark Thirty producer and sole financier Megan Ellison, daughter to the third richest man in America.

For anyone thinking about leaks. That is.

Posted by Guest on Jan. 04, 2013 @ 1:40 pm

Plus trying to figure out does this mean Larry Ellison and family are, or are not, campaign contributors. Sixth richest man in the world.

Posted by Guest on Jan. 04, 2013 @ 1:43 pm

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