"Zero Dark Thirty" is not for the faint of heart. Clocking in at two and a half hours, it shows us the protracted, near-decade-long hunt for Osama bin Laden and then culminates in a 30-minute real-time re-enactment of the op. It begins with a long, excruciating torture sequence, illustrating how enemy combatants are brutally and systematically worn down until they divulge whatever information is wanted. The question has been: Is "Zero Dark Thirty" an endorsement of torture? Some people have said yes, because of the graphic, realistic ways in which torture has been depicted, and how the information from that torture led to actionable intel.
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