13 December 2012 1:03 PM, PST | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★☆☆☆ An ever so cynical, pre-award season release riffing on potential Academy Award nominee Zero Dark Thirty (2012), John Stockwell's Codename: Operation Geronimo (aka Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden, 2012) - from the producer of 2010's The Hurt Locker, Kathryn Bigelow's Oscar winner - suffers from both an underwhelming, TV-friendly cast and some similarly below average direction. Ostensibly retelling the real-life events that led up to (and included) the assassination of former public enemy #1 Osama Bin Laden, the film attempts to capture the nail-biting tension of those fateful events last May, but with precious little style or panache.

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