Written November 26, 2012
While it was meant to remind us of a piece of our history I really think it could have featured less of the explosion parts and more of the human parts. The airport scenes were well done....even I was holding my breath a time or two
Written October 14, 2012
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 March 11, 2013
Was one of the best true story movies I've seen in a long time. Ben Affleck was amazing, as were John Goodman, Alan Arkin and all the others. Great movie and would highly recommend!
Written November 11, 2012
While the story was interesting and there were other good actors in the film, I wish Affleck, as director, had put someone else in the starring role. The real guy was Hispanic; Antonio Mendez.. Couldn't Affleck have found an Hispanic actor for this role?! Affleck was wooden, depressed and macho. In scenes where he was the undercover leader, trying to pass as a Canadian filmmaker in front of the Iranians, he looked frightened and suspicious. The camera lingered on his face too many times and, as he was the director, it reinforced my sense that this was mostly a vanity project for him. While based on a true story, much was fictionalized, and so I had mixed feelings about the addition of news footage of President Carter and others of the time weighing in on the project.
Written October 08, 2013
91 out of 100 Ben Affleck proves you don't need guns and explosions to make a motion picture suspenseful, you need patience, brilliant acting and intense imagery.