In response to WhatDoYouWantNow's comment:
In response to MattyScornD's comment:Having not seen the movie, I can't say...
...but I have seen commentary in equal numbers on both sides of that assertion.
Your mileage, of course, may vary.
But in my mind, it's difficult to fault the creators for wanting to tackle an issue head-on. ... I think I would more insulted by an attempt to gloss over it than to present another viewpoint.
"Glorify" may have been the wrong word. I agree it's better to show than gloss over. I was aiming at the film's reportedly playing up the utility of the torture-obtained evidence, when those in charge of getting the intelligence says it wasn't particularly useful because any valid information was duplicative of what they already confirmed elsewhere.
Point being that it's still just a movie. I'm secure enough in my opinions not to worry about a movie influencing them too much, and yet, where art is concerned, I try to keep as open a mind as possible.