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.
Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, but is later sued by two brothers who claimed he stole their idea, and the cofounder who was later squeezed out of the business.
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>
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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