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
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The languages in which the sign board on the road are written when the search for Abu Ahmed is on, are: a) English, b) Hindi, and, c) Punjabi spoken in North India, where the movie was shot (Chandigarh). In Pakistan, the sign board would have been English and Urdu. See more »
This is what happens when you encourage bad effort. The team of Bigelow and Boal was showered with praise for the horrible "The Hurt Locker." Now the inept team is back with an effort that's equally bad if not worse. Told in a documentary style, this is basically the story of investigative journalism, which can be riveting if done right, as in "All the President's Men." Boal's script, however, is so excruciatingly boring that this one is painful to sit through. Bigelow does not help matters with her drab direction. The film is nothing more than a series of meetings, interviews, and torture scenes. Even the finale, where the force makes its way through Bin Laden's compound, fails to be compelling.
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