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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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$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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The QRF helicopter in which the SEALs are extracted is shown to be a single, MH-6OK Black Hawk when in fact the QRF consisted of three Chinook helicopters from the 160th SOAR. Most likely MH-47e. See more »

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A well made Hollywood propaganda
18 March 2013 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

This is a well-directed movie and the last portion of the film is thrilling to watch.

Unfortunately, the story itself and how it is shown is purely a blatant propaganda for the CIA and US military, disguised as an entertainment. It is very much one-sided and completely justifies the cruelty and motives of the US war on terror.

The opening declaration that the movie is based on first-hand account of real events is also misleading and irresponsible.

As a two-edged sword, the movie is also a political and religious ammunition of those extremists who preach the gospel of hate. Hollywood movies are far-reaching and can easily sway the ignorant masses, as such a director of Bigelow's stature will be judged on a higher standard.

Of which, she failed miserably to live up to that standard.


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