A sixteen-year-old boy insinuates himself into the house of a fellow student from his literature class and writes about it in essays for his French teacher. Faced with this gifted and ... See full summary »
Kristin Scott Thomas
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 person who is the subject of the manhunt at the center of this movie is referred to interchangeably as "Osama bin Laden" and "UBL" (for "Usama bin Laden"). The reason for this inconsistency is the real-life fact that there is no one, standard system for transliterating languages that use non-Latinate alphabets (such as Arabic or Hebrew) into English. Since the events of September 11, 2001, "Osama" has been the most common rendering of his first name in the American press, but "Usama" is the version that has always been more commonly used by the intelligence community. See more »
When they are chasing the messenger down in the streets of 'Pakistan' there is a wide view of the street and you can clearly see an Indian flag flying in the background. See more »
After seeing the OBL movie that National Geographic hyped (and was extremely poor) I had hoped this would be better. I was wrong. Yes, more money was spent on this movie, with better actors, director, script (?), editing, etc.; however, the movie is nowhere near as factual as claimed. Wrong equipment, adding characters, fattening the story with trivial embellishment, creating situations that never happened, changing the story to what they want it to be, just ruined this movie. OBL was taken to a carrier in the Arabian Sea, proved to be OBL, then he was buried in the Arabian Sea. Afghanistan did not enter into it! There is so much fiction in this movie, I feel I had been cheated paying to see it. This movie stinks just as badly as the NATGEO version.
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