Written January 14, 2013
Acting was great. Opening scenes of torture may be accurate, but they are repulsive. Movie is 20 minutes too long and that's all there is to it. It needed editing: too much development of some characters and it bogged down in the middle. By the time the action kicked in, I had been squirming in my chair for 20 minutes. Intellectual dialogue does not have to = droning on and on.
Written December 24, 2012
This movie is incredible. Don't worry about how long it is...You get sucked into the story in about ten minutes. (The opening scene lets you know they aren't screwing around)
Jessica Chastain is amazing. You can feel her getting more committed with each passing event.
The closing scene is unlike any of the battle sequences I've watched before. It's about as real as it gets--WOW.
Go See This Movie!!
Written January 16, 2013
Excellent movie overall. Great acting performances. Would recommend to anyone - even though you know what is going to happen at the end, it is still unpredictable and thrilling.
Written February 26, 2017
The movie starts off immediately with a black out, replaying 911 calls for
9/11, you are drawn in and continue with years of work by multiple persons,
the movie illustrates the painstaking, anguishing decisions made by these
persons, and while a death is never for glory, it reminds the public "freedom"
is not free. Well done.
Written March 28, 2017
Despite knowing the outcome, this movie remained gripping throughout. It is beyond me why Kathryn Bigalow did not receive a Best Director nomination. Everyone should see this film!