2012 Shootout of the Year Winner

Zero Dark Thirty


When you think about it, the real life raid on Abbottabad isn’t that exciting.  The American forces completely outmatch their opposition and the ultimate goal of the mission is to shoot and kill an unarmed fifty year old man.  And yet, Kathryn Bigelow manages to turn this into a really tense and exciting recreation that somehow has you on edge even though you well know that the mission more or less went off without a hitch.  The appeal here is that we get a glimpse at authentic looking military tactics being employed in interesting ways.

Next Award: Chase of the Year

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