Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1980.
A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor: a fearsome Bengal tiger.
In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after breaking parole, agrees to care for a factory worker's daughter. The decision changes their lives for ever.
After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.
David O. Russell
Robert De Niro
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
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The "Pakistani" market scenes shot in India, clearly show several businesses advertising their Hindu owners' last names. In Pakistan, a majority of business ownership hoardings would only show Muslim last names. See more »
The filmmakers wish to especially acknowledge the sacrifice of those men, women, and families who were most impacted by the events depicted in this film: the victims and the families of the 9/11 attacks; as well as the attacks in the United Kingdom; the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad, Pakistan; in Khobar, Saudi Arabia; and at the Camp Chapman Forward Operating Base in Afghanistan. We also wish to acknowledge and honor the many extraordinary military and intelligence professionals and first responders who have made the ultimate sacrifice. See more »
As soon as news got out that they're making a film based around the hunt for the person of interest for 911, I took interest in this film to learn more about the underlying events. What a disappointment.
The movie was extremely slow and uninteresting. Don't get me wrong - I didn't come into this expecting full blown action film but at least an interesting plot.
First, I couldn't understand what the characters are saying the majority of the times because they mumble and use specialty words on top of unfamiliar foreign names which subtitles would've been greatly helpful. Second, there was a lack of character development that we simply cannot relate or even sympathize with. Honestly, I find the main focused character, Maya, to be highly unlikable and annoying. Yes she has determination and this is what she's worked on her entire life; but she lacks emotions and when she does show emotions, she borderlines psychopathic b*tch.
Many people commented on the torture scenes but that didn't bother me - what bothered me was how this film WAS torture.
The entire direction and story line of the movie was so dull that I was baffled at the 95 it had scored on Metacritic. And on top of that, Oscar nomination? Really?
I wish they would have just made an actual documentary based around real people who were involved in it instead. At least THAT would have been more interesting coming from real people. The movie attempted at a film based around real events and people but fails miserably that I would have rather just stick with a documentary with real facts and get it over with in 90 minutes instead of miserably sitting through it for 2 and a half hours. And that's 2 and a half hours of my life that I will never get back.
*2 stars in dedication to the real people surrounding these events and the hard work. I give 0 for the movie.
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