"I understand why a lot of people on the left ... believe the movie endorses torture," Moore began on HuffPost Live. "But that's not how I saw it, I left the movie thinking it made an incredible statement against torture."
Moore also claimed it's important to move beyond the issue of whether torture "does or does not work." "The film shows the abject brutality [of torture]," Moore said. "It doesn't matter if it works. It's wrong."
"These are works of fiction -- 'Zero Dark Thirty,' '24,'" Moore said. "[The interrogators] torture 100 people. One guy has the information. Everyone who doesn't have the information makes up shit ... so you have 99 people making up information and one tells the truth. How do you know what's the truth?"
"Does the artist have a responsibility for the ignorance of the person watching the art?" Moore asked. "I don't want to have to dumb down my work for the people who won't get it. I want to put it out there and the people who get it, get it."
3:42 PM PT: I was not able to write on this today - very busy - but I agree with Moore. A film is normally for entertainment only. I don't keep away from a great film because I disagree with its philosophy.
And Ms. Bigelow likely found it could slow the plot by adding another side of the issue.
Plus an excelent comment was made below by kenlac that great movies deliberately leave some ambiguity at the end.