The White House allowed the filmmakers access to CIA personnel and information to make the film, which is set to be released next month.
However, early reviews revealed that the only scene featuring the president shows him denying that the US uses torture while a terror suspect is waterboarded by a CIA agent.
Zero Dark Thirty has been seen by select critics whose early reviews reveal that the film features the waterboarding scene while at the same time playing audio of President Barack Obama saying that he does not believe the US should use torture.
One review says that the scene will make viewers want to complain to their local politicians about the use of torture against terror suspects.
The review on the website Showbiz411 reads: “While American intelligence is waterboarding prisoners, Obama is seen saying he doesn’t believe in torture.