Film proven troubling to others
S Family members of 9/11 victims find the movie troubling.
S Many are upset due to the graphic nature of the film and
it’s depiction of torture.
The director of the film
defends the use of torture in
S The director characterized torture as “reprehensible.”
but found it necessary in the film to correctly portray
The CIA stated issues with the
film’s claim of being historically
S former officials say the film failed to accurately show the
events played out during the hunt for Osama bin Laden.
The CIA possibly helped
shape the film’s script
S In a newly released declassified document, the CIA details several
specific instances in which they requested screenwriter Mark Boal to
change or eliminate scenes.
S In the original draft of the film, main character Maya (played by
Jessica Chastain) participates in a torture scene where a prisoner is
waterboarded and shoved into a small box. The CIA requested this be
S Boal acknowledged his cooperation with the agency, but denied that
their input detracted from the final product.
Senators were very upset by
the film’s waterboarding scene
S The "torture scene" issue was first brought into attention when Frank Brunni of
The New York Times criticized the early sequence of the Osama bin Laden
hunt film, which featured an agent named Dan (portrayed Clarke) who went
violent toward a detainee. "The movie shows a detainee being strung up by his
wrists, sexually humiliated, deprived of sleep, made to feel as if he's drowning
and shoved into a box smaller than a coffin,”
S Since then, some senators began to slam the movie, urging Sony Pictures to
add a disclaimer to the film. In an open letter written for the studio on
Wednesday, December 19, those senators stated, "We believe the film is
grossly inaccurate and misleading”.
S 1. Many are upset due to the graphic nature of the film and it’s depiction of
S 2. because they are upset the director addresses it explaining it’s necessary to
be historically accurate
S 3. the CIA states that the director is wrong because the film is not historically
S 4. Although the CIA objected to some of the content, it is possible the CIA
actually helped design the script
S 5. The director left scenes in the film that the CIA had asked to be removed.