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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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For ten years one woman never stopped searching for the most wanted man in history See more »


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

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11 January 2013 (USA)  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$95,720,716 (USA) (29 March 2013)
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Chris Pratt went through vigorous training and boot camp to prepare for his role. He has also partake the famous "O-Course" in the Naval Amphibious Base Coronado but gave up when he attempted to swim through cold water. See more »

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When they are searching for Abu Ahmedi's phone signal in Rawalpindi,they are blocked by two kids on the bike and a car, we can see an Indian flag. See more »

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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 »

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Poopaganda
27 December 2013 | by (U.S.) – See all my reviews

This is one of the worst movies I've ever seen. It amazes me that it received so many accolades. I'm just over-joyed I didn't pay $15 to see it in the theatre. This movie is bad acting by good, even great actors (I believe this has to do with bad directing); poor laughable script (no one researched anything about the various cultures being dealt with in this film) - Pakastanis speak Arabic - really? All males in the middle east wear turbans - really?; bad script without any character development - absolutely no background on any characters......no story arc - there's no change, no transformation-redemption-acknowledgment of deeper understanding.......NOTHING. The script is as empty as Jessica Chastain's meant-to-be-hard-ass-meaningful-empty-robot gaze. The editing is a mess - it's unbelievable to me that this is a Hollywood production?! Scenes go absolutely no where. Worst editing and I believe this movie was nominated for Best Editing? How is that possible?! The score(music)and cinematography are equally boring like everything else.

This movie is a shill for the United States. Looks and feels like it was hurriedly made without any conscious effort to truly tell the story they (director, screenwriter and producers) claim they are exposing. They're(director, screenwriter and producers)nothing more than shady carnival barkers shouting about how great and powerful the all-knowing all-seeing United States is but like the Wizard of Oz there is nothing behind the curtain, or in this case film.


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