With the help of a mysterious pill that enables the user to access 100 percent of his brain abilities, a struggling writer becomes a financial wizard, but it also puts him in a new world with lots of dangers.
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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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