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Directed by Kathryn Bigelow and staring, Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong, Joel Edgerton, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler, Harold Perrineau, Mark Strong.

The plot follows the real life story of the hunt for Bin Laden after the 9/11 attacks, the investigation into what happend, the hunt to track down the sources and finally the attack and murder of Bin Laden.

Though I have just outlined the essential plot, I have done this because it is a very well known story and followed because of an event which changed the way we think act and behave forever so technically it is not a spoiler. Jessica Chastain plays Maya, who is on the hunt for Bin Laden for 12 years non stop. It is noted that most of these characters are based off real life people and the event which take place are the same.

Jessica Chastain is truly amazing in this role, she is fierce and willed to get the Job done her presence is felt through the film even if she is not in every scene. Clearly this is a diverse actress who you may well remember from The Help.

This is not for faint hearted with a tough opening scene showing how far the Americans are going in order to find Bin Laden. This subject is very tender to manage with so many lives lost and so many people affected by that day. However Kathryn Bigelow (Hurt Locker) handles it very well and very tastefully, showing not only how the Americans had huge success with this hunt but also the mistakes they also made.

Not one of the performances are weak here, they all carry out there work with a standard fitting the subject, I would be interested with those playing actual people how close they got to becoming the person they were portraying.

Once you have seen this film it will stay with you long after you have turned off your TV and are laying in bed, those images will stay with you and make you think about the entire situation.

As in real life, Maya is the only person to stay through the film, while other characters come and go but keep it fresh and interesting  I really do like how they closed this film because even though no one has said the line, nor hinted at it. You look at Maya and just think, what now ?

OVERALL ***** I found this an outstanding piece of film, they handle this tender subject with caution and the respect it deserves. I highly Recommend this because everything about it stays with you long after the credits have stopped rolling.