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.
Marcus Luttrell and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah, in late June 2005. Marcus and his team are left to fight for their lives in one of the most valiant efforts of modern warfare.
Navy S.E.A.L. sniper Chris Kyle's pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. Back home to his wife and kids after four tours of duty, however, Chris finds that it is the war he can't leave behind.
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 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 »
Short-n-sweet because this movie was AWESOME, and I don't want to ruin anything for you!!!!! Kudos to any movie that does not Hollywood-ize a true topic ZDT does exactly that and perhaps better than any other true-life story made to date.
Do not get caught up in some of these reviews that claim 'torture scenes' will turn your stomach, or that the first part of the movie is slow and boring I found the first hour of this movie to be extremely well done and absolutely necessary to establish what the CIA went through to find OBL.
There are many scenes in this movie that will leave you on the edge of your seat and startle you, but do not expect to see over-the-top writing or easy-n-cheap one-liners that most directors would have thrown in the movie to draw attention to themselves again, this is NOT a pro-Hollywood movie. Which is probably why Kathryn Bigelow was sniped of any Oscar best-director possibility.
The depiction of the raid which kills OBL is one of the best/realistic scenes every filmed. I was very pleased with the length of this film and the attention to detail. Despite some reviewers who claim human sentiment is missing or that the characters are shallow don't believe a word of it. This entire film is overflowing with emotions and the story lines of these characters are spectacular don't forget for a minute that these are CIA operatives, whose job it is to find and kill OBL.
Well done Kathryn Bigelow, VERY well done!
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