Zero Dark Thirty (U.S., 2012) directed by Kathryn Bigelow, 157 minutes
Is it ever right to torture if it elicits information that will lead to the mastermind of the death of many innocent people – such as Osama bin Laden, following the devastating 9-11 attacks. The answer appears to be sometimes … maybe ... possibly.
A plan is devised to use two stealth helicopters to secretly enter Pakistan with a U.S. Navy SEAL team to raid the compound. "Zero Dark Thirty" is military slang for an unspecified time in the early hours of the morning before dawn - when this raid occurred.
No matter what Maya's competency is, she is still described as "the girl", within earshot, and without the slightest hint of inappropriateness on the part of the senior officials she deals with. It's not difficult to understand her combativeness and often prickly behavior to her fellow agents and superiors.