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A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in May 2011.

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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 <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Rated R for strong violence including brutal disturbing images, and for language | See all certifications »

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Kill Bin Laden  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$417,150 (USA) (21 December 2012)

Gross:

$95,720,716 (USA) (29 March 2013)
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Just moments after the first SEALs' boots hit the ground inside Usama bin Laden's compound, there is a cut to Maya, and a clock shows the local time is 00:30, or "Zero Dark Thirty." See more »

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When the CIA agent asks help from his Kuwaiti asset in Kuwait city, the setting is in a bar, with girls dancing and drinks in hand. Alcohol is still strictly forbidden and there are no bars or dance clubs in Kuwait. See more »

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[first lines]
Dan: I own you, Ammar.
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All of the credits, except for the studio logo, appear at the end of the film, including the title. See more »

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Pavlov's Dogs
Written by Charles Maggio, Keith Huckins, Andrew Gormley, Nick Forte and Chris Laucella
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Zero is Right
30 March 2013 | by See all my reviews

This is what happens when you encourage bad effort. The team of Bigelow and Boal was showered with praise for the horrible "The Hurt Locker." Now the inept team is back with an effort that's equally bad if not worse. Told in a documentary style, this is basically the story of investigative journalism, which can be riveting if done right, as in "All the President's Men." Boal's script, however, is so excruciatingly boring that this one is painful to sit through. Bigelow does not help matters with her drab direction. The film is nothing more than a series of meetings, interviews, and torture scenes. Even the finale, where the force makes its way through Bin Laden's compound, fails to be compelling.


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