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Code Name: Geronimo - The Hunt For Osama Bin Laden 2012

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John Stockwell directs this tense action drama documenting the covert mission undertaken by a US Navy Seal team to capture or kill Osama Bin Laden. After receiving intelligence that their quarry is hiding out in a compound in Pakistan, the CIA mobilise crack US Navy Seal Team 6 to train for a daring night-time raid. After arriving at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, and being put through punishingly intensive training for their mission, the team learn that their target is Osama Bin Laden, codename: Geronimo. As they set out on the deadliest mission of their lives, the unit must come together in one final, all or nothing attempt to take down America's most wanted terrorist.

Starring:
Xzibit, Freddy Rodríguez
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 37 minutes
Starring Xzibit, Freddy Rodríguez, Kristen Rakes, Robert Knepper, Cam Gigandet, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Kathleen Robertson, Alma Sisneros, Mo gallini, David House, Lora Martinez-Cunningham, Anson Mount, Jenny Gabrielle, William Fichtner, Kenneth Miller
Director John Stockwell
Studio ELEVATION SALES
Rental release 24 December 2012
Main languages English
Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 37 minutes
Starring Xzibit, Freddy Rodríguez, Kristen Rakes, Robert Knepper, Cam Gigandet, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Kathleen Robertson, Alma Sisneros, Mo gallini, David House, Lora Martinez-Cunningham, Anson Mount, Jenny Gabrielle, William Fichtner, Kenneth Miller
Director John Stockwell
Rental release 24 December 2012
Main languages English

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Davidge on 22 Jun. 2014
Format: Amazon Instant Video
There were some elements regarding the personal lives of the main characters that might have distracted from the main basis of the story, but I thought all in all it told the story well including featuring three brave Pakistan nationals who were significant in helping track Bin Laden down, but have never before been acknowledged.
It probably is more for TV but I would equally have enjoyed it at the cinema.
Good watch!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By RICHARD COOK on 6 Feb. 2014
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Same story as zero dark thirty and very good. Well acted and just as entertaining. You won't go wrong for £5
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Seb28 on 7 Dec. 2012
Format: DVD
With such a important subject matter it can be very easy to go overboard with getting points across and losing the realism that I feel should be present with Military based features. Code Name: Geronimo is not a victim of this at all. It never felt like there was a wasted minute in the film, everything felt relavent and most importantly integral to the film. If you're looking for something unique it's production, a film that's well cast and overall does it's job perfectly then it's well worth going out of your way to see this, whether your a military aficionado or not - which I should note, I'm not.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By The Truth TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 17 Jan. 2013
Format: Blu-ray
This felt very made for TV. It watched more like a TV documentary or dramatisation as opposed to a film. Keep that in mind, don't expect anything more and you'll be able to sit through it quite happily.

However, if you're expecting a quality, action-packed Hollywood blockbuster or something akin to the vastly superior Act of Valour or Zero Dark Thirty you will be sadly disappointed. Just don't expect too much, imagine you're watching it on Channel 5 and you probably won't be too disappointed.

Also, be prepared for the usual U! S! A! Hoo-rah! approach and propaganda. Cut with real life news footage and Obama sound bites - along with cheesy, interview style, talks to camera from the Seal Team 6 members (or at least the actors portraying them) about what it means to be a 'warrior' - this film somehow manages to feel even more like a recruitment film for the US military than normal... And that's really saying something!
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By W. Black VINE VOICE on 9 May 2015
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Well it's fun to watch but anyone with any experience will recognise Mumbai, right down to the old Fiat taxis and Mumbai number plates, and distinctive recognisable areas.

Plus anyone who has ever lived in South Asia knows that the IT infrastructure just ain't that good, and is constantly monitored by the local cops. Satellite phones are illegal and if you're not part of the local security set-up you're probably toast if you use one...

Still, technical stuff aside, everyone knows the story, and at least they don't show anyone being tortured for information and the film is entertaining and well acted...
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful By JD Draycott on 27 Dec. 2012
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Whilst I did not expect this to be an all action film I did find it very poor in terms of content and over simplification. A lot of the "facts" are now known to be wrong and it gives little impression of the danger there must have been or the situation that presented itself.

The acting is not great and the plot tagged together and could have been done better based on what is in No Easy Day and Operation Geronimo. Some of the sequences with the Seals shooting card targets.....well I'm no expert but Im guessing that if you get to the point where you are on Seal Team 6 that your ability to hit a card targets isnt something they waste your time with.

It's difficult to criticise and not spoil it for people who do want to watch it.

The "antics" of the CIA spies throughout are almost comedic, and makes it seem like the CIA's best asset is now a webcam...... and the film bills it as the mission to "kill or capture" Bin Laden....when its since become pretty clear that this was a mission to kill him in all but the most extraordinary circumstances. This point is pushed by various CIA characters in the film and is typical of how the films feels the need to "dance" around what became hard facts about this mission. You also have the "act of valour" inspired moments depicting the Seals home lives.....and this then seems to set out to show mostly how they are in broken relationships or no relationships, which is contrary to what most literature says about this type of soldier. The first ten mintures have nothing to do with the actual events and just add unnecessary plot elements to the film involving the loss of a comrade. Why add needless details ? Why waste screen time about a 10 year hunt with fiction ?

Zero Dark Thirty will, I feel, be a better portrayal of events around this moment in history.
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Very good film; shows the clinical operation from the military point of view as opposed to being pandering to the film buffs.
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Not as good as Zero Dark 30 as this film doesnt nearly tell the story in the same amount of datail as ZD30 does.
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