OMG, this movie was amazing. Is amazing. It literally blew my mind. Even though everybody’s knows the story and the ending… you’re just drawn into the story and you keep hoping it all ends right.
The whole movie is so compelling, because of Jessica Chastain. She’s amazing as Maya. In the beginning she’s reluctant about the way the American soldiers torture their prisoners. But the entire movie she starts growing and becomes so obsessed by capturing Ben Laden that at the end we get the feeling that she doesn’t know if it was all worth it. Killing one specific man.
The story is based on true events. Kathryn Bigelow and her team researched their material. And the result is that we get a documentary-feel, but with kick-ass performances. She makes a 10 year chase into a two-hour movie, with only the most important parts of the chase and those events that had a big impact on Maya’s life.
Jessica Chastain, wasn’t the only one who left a big impact on the movie. Next to Kathryn Bigelow’s directing and the editing that left us breath-taking; Greig Fraser (DOP) gave us the impression that we were in the middle of the action. This is an amazing movie, made great by so many people.
4,5 out of 5 stars.