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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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Joel Edgerton was originally cast in a leading role, but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts and was replaced by Jason Clarke. However, when the conflicts were resolved, Edgerton was able to return in another role. See more »
The C-130H Maya boards at the end of the movie is clearly marked as belonging to the RAF (the blue and red roundel can be seen under the wing) and not the USAF. It is possible although highly unlikely that the RAF would have an American serving as load-master. See more »
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 »
This is filmmaking like it should be: profound, mature, masculine to that extent that I hardly can believe it has been directed by a woman. I only can praise the bewildering qualities of mrs Bigelow. It was an utter pleasure to see this movie: so professional and exciting that it takes your breath away. You really get impressed by the work of the FBI, the intelligence officers and the special troops. Mrs Bigelow has elaborately shown the step by step process of hunting down Bin Laden and it constantly keeps you on the edge of your seat. It also showed me once again the treachery of those Muslim terrorists, to whom nothing is holy: no honor, no humanity, no loyalty, no positivism. They are the Nazi's of our days and vigorously have to be dealt with. Why this movie, despite all of this, gets sharp criticism by some weirdos is a puzzle to me, but I gather these are the kind of people that only can grow by kicking down and spitting on others who really do have potential (a behavior the Nazi's were also good at, by the way). I'm looking forward to see more work from this qualified movie director!
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