Written October 31, 2014
Kathryn Bigelow has scored again (“The Hurt Locker”) with this meticulous, intricate scenario of the decade long hunt and slaying of the world’s most sought after terrorist, Osama Bin Laden; she is religious in depicting the reality of the quest and CIA operative “Maya’s” intransigent dedication to finding this heinous villain. Jessica Chastain gives a quietly explosive performance as a woman whose vision and mission will not be swayed or felled by mere government officials; Maya’s entire career has been informed by the crusade to capture/death of the madman who visited upon the Unites States its worst massacre and the demise of a freedom so pure, so entrenched in democracy, never to be tasted again...
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Written March 01, 2015
Overall a very entertaining movie, there were no slow parts to the movie and it was engaging. Obviously made for the screen, with all the Hollywood effects. It would be good to know what was real in the movie and what was Hollywood. This is my reasoning for not giving it a full 5, I would say it's 4 to 4.5. It was worth the money.
Written December 24, 2012
The movie's opening half hour, and closing half hour or so are absolutely excellent. Compelling, disturbing, engaging. The middle of the movie sags, here and there, but maybe that's hard to avoid when you have to do a lot of scenes with people sitting in meetings or in front of computers?
Bigelow's direction is Oscar-worthy. She has a supple and ambitious way of putting a scene together. Jessica Chastain will probably be nominated for Best Actress, and she does a fine job--but, with a character who is fairly one-dimensional.
This definitely is _not_ an ideal holiday film--it's dark, and will bring up hard memories for many Americans. But, it's an impressive piece of work, and well worth seeing.
Written September 30, 2014
I really liked the action in this movie ... hint: when a "date" is shown prepare for something to happen that will make you jump out of your seat! I was intrigued by the story of how one woman was dogged enough to continue pursuing her instincts that she was on the right track to find public enemy number one. The scenes were so real that I had to stay till the end of the credits to find out where it was filmed. It was difficult, though, to watch the raid scene at the end, especially when they killed the women. Who knows if this movie was factual though; same for ARGO. All in all, a very good, action-packed, thrilling movie to see.
Written December 27, 2014
Ok, this is going to be hard to explain so heres a pros and cons list. Pros: Storyline, Interviews, and acting (espicailly Jessica). Cons, Character development and length. The movie is good, just not what I thought it would be and 2hrs 30mins is a long time to keep someone in. This movie shouldn't win any oscars except for maybe Chastain, and the movie isn't all about Osama, its about his messengers, which I would have wanted to know before. Bottom Line : If you like a hunt journey of a oscar contender, go see this movie, no questions asked, but I would recommend seeing Argo instead.