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Senators Feinstein, McCain say 'Zero Dark Thirty is 'grossly inaccurate'


Actress Jessica Chastain arrives at the "Zero Dark Thirty" premier at the Dolby Theater on December 10, 2012, in Hollywood, California.


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Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Carl Levin (D-Mich.) have sent a letter to Sony Pictures criticizing the accuracy of events in the movie 'Zero Dark Thirty' about the hunt for Osama bin Laden.

"We write to express our deep disappointment with the movie," the letter read. "We believe the movie is grossly inaccurate and misleading in its suggestion that torture resulted in information that lead to the location of Usama bin Laden."

"As you know the film graphically depicts CIA officers repeatedly torturing detainees and then credits these detainees with providing critical lead information on the courier that led to the Usama Bin Laden...We have reviewed CIA records and know that this is incorrect," the letter stated, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The senators are all members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, which Feinstein heads up, the Los Angeles Times wrote.

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"Please consider correcting the impression that the CIA's use of coercive interrogation techniques led to the operation against [Osama] bin Laden," they concluded.

According to the Daily Beast,  the film reportedly had access to classified CIA information to make the movie.

As GlobalPost reported, director Kathryn Bigelow has defended the film saying it "doesn’t have an agenda, and it doesn’t judge. I wanted a boots-on-the-ground experience.”

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