Written November 26, 2014
This movie should be show in film school as a lesson in how to take a compelling true story and make it a nail biter even though history tells us how the story really ends.
Written October 29, 2014
If you like edge of your seat suspense, some adult humor, and a fact based story ... this is a must see movie! Great shooting; makes you feel like your right there. Sticks to the historical storyline very well. There was undoubtedly a little Hollywood rewrite for added suspense, but very little. Very believable acting! Loved it! Would see it again loved it!
Written November 22, 2014
a masterpiece. Both the truth upon which it's based as well as the film in all aspects are incredible. The plan worked because people embraced the impossible with passion and dedication [and thankfully our technology was not then what it is today]. Good to see Affleck reconnect with the genius he showed with "Good Will Hunting". A spot on cast!
Written October 26, 2014
This is a MUST SEE movie. Well done with kudos to Ben Aflick who both directed and acted in this suspense filled drama about the 1979 US embassy hostage crisis in Iran. It is a winner. At the end of the move everyone in my theater was clapping with some on their feet. How often does that happen???
Written October 15, 2012
Beautifully done. We lived through this era. Americans were much calmer about the dangers of the Middle East because we hadn't been attacked on our soil. So, the reaction wasn't panic or war. We were angry and it was used for political fodder to bring down Carter.
Affleck did a great job capturing the times, the look and the feel of a real crisis being handled by professionals. It should be a must see for Americans because it explains why the Iranians hate us and also shows the beginning of the Fundamentalist stranglehold on the Iranian people.
That said, it is a quiet and somber film with no special effects, lots of good acting and intelligent directing. It is real life.