The former presidential candidate John McCain is one of three US senators who have criticised the depiction of torture in Zero Dark Thirty,Kathryn Bigelow’s fact-based drama about the hunt for Osama bin Laden. The film suggests that waterboarding and coercive interrogation tactics were instrumental in gathering information ahead of the successful raid on Bin Laden’s compound in May 2011.
McCain, a Republican senator for the state of Arizona, joined two Democrats – Dianne Feinstein and Carl Levin – to write a public letter to Michael Lynton, the chairman and chief executive of Sony Pictures, which backed the picture. They claim that Zero Dark Thirty is “grossly inaccurate and misleading in its suggestion that torture resulted in information that led to the capture”.
We haven’t had a chance to see the movie yet, but its already been met with a fair amount of controversy thanks to the aforementioned “enhanced interrogation” depiction. Have you had a chance to see the movie yet? What did you think of Zero Dark Thirty?