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.
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>
Callan Mulvey, Frank Grillo, Chris Pratt, and Mark Strong play a part in a superhero film. Mark stars in Kick Ass, Callan and Frank play in Captain America. And Chris stars in The Guardians of the Galaxy. See more »
At the start of the Area-51 scene, an aircraft engineer is using a ratchet spanner/wrench - the sound when he turns the wrench is the ratchet (free/no-torque) so the nut/bolt is not being turned. However he then removes the spanner/wrench from the nut/bolt and performs the same action again (clicking the ratchet). The nut/bolt would never be turned if this was actually what was happening. See more »
There is no engagement with characters and the plot seems to take an age to finally get going. Even the only, eagerly anticipated action scene is poor and difficult to watch as it is filmed almost in complete blackness. It is incredibly hard to follow what is going on and frankly unnecessary especially when the people involved in portraying the action are all wearing night vision goggles. The scene would have been much better filmed from the first person through said goggles.
The film is far too long with a storyline we all know from the media, I was expecting to find things out that I didn't already know or perhaps some jucy conspiracy theories instead the film merely gave a run through of the facts surrounding the "U-B-L" hunt and killing.
I do not see why this film is so well regarded.
Use the 2hr36min wisely and watch something else
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?