January 20, 2013
A good story that exposes a lot about us (U.S.)
A very good movie, not great, but very good. It's good to see that the investment this country has made in weapons, technology, communications, military deployments, overt & covert operations, actually paid. The United States was portrayed in a (probably) realistic light. We are willing to resort to terror tactics and the bumbling, wasteful use of our resources in the political processes we use in these foreign "interventions". I was surprised that Jessica Chastain won the Golden Globe for Best Actress, but this was probably due more to her lack of competition in that category, than to her performance. She was good but not award winning. For all the length of this movie building the case, it actually was difficult to follow who was who. Editing and some better script writing could improve the logic of the story. It was not gritty or overtly violent, which it could have been. I appreciated that restraint. It was a good story. That's what made it a good movie. Worth seeing.
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