And making an action movie out of an already drummed-up election season controversy isn't apolitical either, but it's also the only thing the film has going for it. Connecting the dots between "The Hurt Locker" and "Delta Force," the movie is evenly split between taut set pieces (shot by Michael Mann veteran Dion Beebe with an array of colors usually absent from typically drab depictions of these locales) and dumb one-liners. Passing a neighbor watching soccer while the firefight is well under way, Krasinski, practically looking for a camera to deadpan to, goes, "just another Tuesday night in Benghazi!" After one of the films' non-demonized Libyans, a translator, is suited up for combat despite an apparent lack of training, David Denman (Roy from "The Office") quips, "Well, he's not coming back!" Which, as a Libyan, is the best you'll be represented here. To his credit, Bay acknowledges the help and eventual sympathy received from locals, but the general framing suggests that humanity is only afforded to those who were with us instead of against us; otherwise you're shown as a rabid Islamist shooting up an American flag.