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This documentary from director Greg Baker explains how the CIA hunted Osama Bin Laden for nearly a decade after the attacks on 9/11, eventually locating him in a hideout in Pakistan that was raided by Navy Seals, resulting in the death of the wanted terrorist. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi
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"Manhunt" is dense with information and revelations, and Barker interweaves his archival footage, Philip Sheppard's moody music and contrasting lighting to keep the film's sensibility nimble and shifting.
Gripping procedural only can benefit from controversy over Zero Dark Thirty.
A frustrating viewing experience. The success of the superb book upon which it's based -- distilling the essence of disparate strands, and connecting them -- proves too difficult a lift for director Greg Barker.
It's telling that some of this documentary's most compelling segments are made up of pre-existing footage.
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