“Zero Dark Thirty” is Wonderful Wartime Thriller

zero-dark-thirty-2012-poster03Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty (A) is an extraordinary procedural film that plumbs the depths of terrorist tradecraft, intelligence gathering and hitting one’s target. Expertly written and filmed, it is anchored by a sterling performance by Jessica Chastain. You may already know the ending, but this journey is well worth taking.