I am admittedly one of those people who keeps as far away from politics as possible. That means I know very little about war, including the hunt for Bin Laden (did I even spell that right?); so it’s best you take this review with a grain of salt and accept that I really want to chat about the movie… not necessarily the facts or controversy behind it.
I really enjoyed it, I was quite skeptical after reading the plot because I didn’t want to watch a doco on the 10 year long hunt. Turns out it’s not a documentary, I’m not even sure if it has any factual base, but my understanding is that it told the publics’ version of events after the bombing of the twin towers and that’s good enough for me. It was very engaging, from start to finish, and although it’s a long movie, it didn’t feel it. The end shows a 25 minute raid on his house, my heart was pounding, I was nervous for the Navy SEALS even though I knew how it would end. It felt very realistic. Jessica Chastain was also very amazing as the lead role.
It’s a very well told story that actually focuses on the events themselves rather than the characters and their backgrounds. Worth a watch!