I LOVED this movie! I still can't believe it lost to Argo! Kathryn Bigelow is one of the best film directors around. She made this movie with great sympathy and sensitivity without losing any of the grit. I wasn't expecting it to be so long, but wasn't bothered by it. The movie had a simplicity, a sort of singularity to it. You won't see any side stort lines about their personal lives and relationships as much. Just real hard-working individuals who want to capture the bad guy and save the world. Jessica Chastain's subdued performance was a revelation and inspiring to watch. She didn't have to resort to scenery chewing to get her character's point across. Very well-done film.