We went this afternoon to see it and I’ll go ahead and spoil it for you- they get Bin Laden! And it’s a fine telling of the tale indeed. The torture scenes have gotten a lot of complaint from the whiny sorts in Hollywood who think the world consists of bunnies and powdery substances to be sucked through one’s nostrils. But they were not at all excessive and frankly no more graphic and tellingly less so than many of the violent scenes in movies about which Hollywood never whispers a complaint.
One is forced to conclude that all the bluster is aimed more at Bigelow than at the scenes themselves- probably stirred up by her unskilled and inept ex husband who fancies himself a director.
You should go see this movie- it’s excellent. That it wasn’t nominated for an Oscar simply shows how useless and meaningless those self congratulatory awards are and does not at all reflect the worthwhile-ness of the film.