They’re advertising this drama about the hunt for Osama Bin Laden with the boast: ‘from the producer of “The Hurt Locker”’. But if you want a serious and seriously entertaining film on the subject, wait till January for ‘Zero Dark Thirty’, which is from the director of ‘The Hurt Locker’ and might well go down as the definitive ‘War on Terror’ movie (yes, it’s that good).
If ‘Code Name: Geronimo’ is to be remembered for anything, it’ll be the ripple of controversy surrounding its scheduling on American TV days before the November presidential election (producer Harvey Weinstein is pro-Obama). It won’t be for its by-numbers storyline – it switches like a jittery episode of ‘CSI’ between CIA analysts in Virginia, the Navy Seal team executing the kill-or-capture mission and Pakistani intel sources on the ground. For a more gripping account of the manhunt, try Wikipedia. Cath Clarke