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Movie Review

‘Zero Dark Thirty’ a brilliantly crafted drama

A lot of people think they know what they want Kathryn Bigelow’s new movie to be. A triumphant story of all-American resolve and revenge, for one thing, or a cry of outrage at a democratic government that employs torture. A black ops tell-all, or a Hollywood roller coaster ride. A conspiracy thriller. A video game.

“Zero Dark Thirty” is none of those things.

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