Written February 06, 2016
This was a great movie that depicted a time in my early twenties that I had forgotten about. Great acting and kept you involved in what was going on. I would especially recommend it to those that grew up in the 70's and 80's as the actors were accurately dressed and love all the hair!
Written May 03, 2016
A terrifically intelligent and often witty movie, nicely under-acted by Ben Affleck, and masterfully over-acted by Goodman and Arkin. Plus, the movie opens with a newsreel back-story about U.S-Iran relations over the decades that bespeaks of the movie's intellectual integrity. A movie that makes fun of Hollywood while offering a mainly true adventure story that isn't more than a few minutes too long gets a 10. A very classy show.
Written October 13, 2015
This movie is great for just about any type of movie you are looking for. It is touching, funny, motivating, and keeps you on the edge of your seat. I literally was biting my nails during it. What is exceptionally great about this movie is that it tells such a great story from our history and they use clips of real life news reports from 1979/1980. I was in a packed full theater and, with the exception of a handful of people, everyone sat not making a move as the credits started rolling and they showed pictures from the actual events. President Carter then says words about this event and it is extremely moving. This is one film that you do not want to miss and one that is probably best seen in a theater and not waiting for the DVD.
Written May 06, 2016
This movie was phenomenal. There is an incredible balance of humor and tension in this film. It's very light hearted and funny in some scenes, and then heart pounding, and nerve racking in others. You get pissed off at some of the actors, and then you end up loving them. It's this unique balance that helps you to feel more involved in the movie. Ben Affleck is incredible at making films.
Written February 08, 2016
Another great Oscar contender! This movie really affected me personally because I remember when it occured and following the news reports on television. The acting was superb and the details uncanny. Ben Affleck really did his research and it showed!!! I also read Ken Follet's book On Wings of Eagles concerning the Iranian revolution and the American hostages during President Carter's time in office. This was a spectacular film and I would recommend it to everyone! Please see it in the theater, if possible. I WILL add this to my collection of DVDs when it comes out! Extremely well made!!!!