A sixteen-year-old boy insinuates himself into the house of a fellow student from his literature class and writes about it in essays for his French teacher. Faced with this gifted and ... See full summary »
Kristin Scott Thomas
Maya is a CIA operative whose first experience is in the interrogation of prisoners following the Al Qaeda attacks against the U.S. on the 11th September 2001. She is a reluctant participant in extreme duress applied to the detainees, but believes that the truth may only be obtained through such tactics. For several years, she is single-minded in her pursuit of leads to uncover the whereabouts of Al Qaeda's leader, Osama Bin Laden. Finally, in 2011, it appears that her work will pay off, and a U.S. Navy SEAL team is sent to kill or capture Bin Laden. But only Maya is confident Bin Laden is where she says he is. Written by
Jim Beaver <email@example.com>
Unique combination of boredom, bad movie-making and tastelessness
I have not seen a worse movie in a long time. This is a unique combination of boredom as it is 2 and half hours long, with poor pace and cut. Bad movie-making, full of clichés and bad rip-offs, there is not a single good actor to find in the whole long film, and I mean really not a single one. The leading lady is absolutely unable to play and the lesser roles are packed with second grade TV series actors who look laughable in a "serious" movie. But what disturbed me most was the lack of any taste, morality or at least an opinion. The first part of the movie is packed with pretty graphical examples of torture by CIA and US Army, mostly on kidnapped people in black prison sites all around the world. In the movie it goes without even mentioning if this is OK, legal, or even productive as the suspects even in this movie tend to lie even more under duress. So the question that remained unanswered for me after seeing this movie is: in what sense is the US actually "better" than Al-Kaida when they are both using the same methods to "win a war"?
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