Seal Team 6: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden (2012)
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Critic Reviews for Seal Team 6: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden
Not great, not terrible -- just your standard-issue TV movie about a well-known historic event.
A movie that feels like a documentary at times, a cheesy docudrama at others and some kind of slapped-together film that wants to be taken seriously as well.
Demonstrates with its narrative lassitude and overall dullness just how much Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal did right.
In the end it's really just schlocky television fare like "Act of Valor"...
If you want a proficient, dramatized re-enactment of the May 1 - 2, 2011 mission to kill Osama bin Laden, Seal Team Six meets the bill
Audience Reviews for Seal Team 6: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden
Well made, but flawed TV movie based on the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden. This is standard TV movie fair; however it is entertaining for what it is. The film's performances are questionable, but it's nothing to really complain about. Robert Knepper was the best actor here. The film is filmed in kind of a documentary style narrative, and it works well for this type of film. The film's plot is terrific of course, and it's a very engaging, suspenseful and exciting film to watch. This film will surely appeal to war film fans and thought it has inaccuracies, it still manages to be thrilling as it gives the viewer an insight into the mission that killed Bin Laden The cast for the most part do a good job here, and for a TV movie, this is a pretty good effort. This is sure to make viewers interested even more in Operation Neptune Spear and the heroic and courageous men who brought down the most wanted man in history. Very entertaining for what it is, this film is among the many films that will surface that was based on the mission. Zero Dark Thirty will most likely be much better, but this is entertaining and pretty good nonetheless. Expect something engaging, but flawed. This film is designed to entertain and show the details of the mission. For what it is, it's a must see if you love these types of films and like I said, the cast do a good job with what they have and director John Stockwell direction is good, but lacks something to really make this film standout. Still worth seeing despite the flaws. However, I have a feeling that Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty will be a much more accomplished film.
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