Written January 16, 2013
It is amazing how they turned years of dull investigation into an exciting build to finding Bin Laden. They then topped it off with an edge-of-your seat raid where we already knew the outcome. Somehow, it didn't matter that we knew the outcome, it was still riveting.
I was glad to see that the interrogation had me less disturbed than the scene where James Bond was tortured in Casino Royale. Yes, it was much more realistic but less disturbing.
This is a must see thriller that has a great shot at Oscars.
Written January 12, 2013
Enjoyed the movie but very intense and not good for under 16 age group. Great job of acting by all in movie. If you like action movies, you have to see this one.
Written January 14, 2013
The question of did it actually happen this way is still up for debate since only those who were actually there know for sure. But there are 2 things that aren't debatable. There were people who devoted their careers to finding Osama bin Laden to the point of obsession and brave men put their lives on the line to finally make it happen. The movie has you asking questions about "enhanced interrogation" like did it happen? Should it have happened? Would you have the stomach do it? If not, is it right for you to expect someone else to?
At the end of the day it is a movie, but one that brave men and women live some version of every day. I found the desperate search for puzzles pieces and the navigation of red tape fascinating. I appreciated that director Kathryn Bigelow didn't over power the nail-biting final scenes with music and loved watching Jessica Chastain transform from queasy bystander to hardened agent. On the Pleaz the Sweaz scale, this was worth full price.
Written January 21, 2013
Movie was very well done and seemed to be based on all the information I've read to date. No need to follow the organized planted reviews by the same people who go on Amazon.com and write bad reviews about books they disagree with politically but have never read.
Written January 13, 2013
Felt like this was filmed in real time....Sooooooooo loooong, and only action is at the very beginning and the very end. About an hour and a half in the middle where nothing is going on with a bunch of people you don't know enough to care about. Good movie from a technical perspective. But ho-hummmmmm,