Code Name: Geronimo (2012)
Movie InfoThis action film focuses on the U.S. Navy SEAL team that killed Osama Bin Laden at his hideout in Pakistan in 2011. The movie will follow the members of SEAL Team 6 through their training for the mission and culminate with the daring nighttime raid on the Bin Laden compound.
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Critic Reviews for Code Name: Geronimo
Triumphalism is avoided, but the Seals' macho talk and a brutal fight between the two competitors for leadership of the assault team strike a false note.
Code Name: Geronimo is a film whose defects are entirely balanced by its positive aspects.
As a thriller, it is cack-handed and boring, and as a drama it is badly acted and utterly incurious about what it was really like to be one of the soldiers who took part - relying abjectly on cliches.
The film like the operation is efficient, well-co-ordinated, dead-eyed.
A serviceable action thriller elevated by the presence of William Fichtner as a CIA agent leading the manhunt.
It's a workmanlike account of events that acted as a sort of universal closure for a gung-ho America which convinced itself that you really could wage a war against terrorism.
The lead-up is hokey and unconvincing, as the filmmakers strain to inscribe personality on a cast of ciphers through hackneyed backstories and substantial guesswork.
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