Written April 30, 2017
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 July 30, 2016
Ben Affleck's best film to date. Very intelligent and well-crafted, solid performances, nicely paced and quite riveting. Ben Affleck delivered on screen and off in his role as Tony Mendez and in the director's chair. This is a movie that definitely lives up to the hype.
Written May 23, 2017
Terrific picture. Edge of your seat excitement even though you know how it ends before you even buy your ticket. Not for kids because of language and some graphic I images.
Written April 24, 2017
This film is well written and directed. I was 33 at the time of this event, so I recall it vividly. The acting is very good and the intensity of the movie holds steady throughout. It has some funny lines as well as several serious moments. I did think that the usage of the F word was extreme. I will not address the political aspects of this movie. This is not the place for that. I will say that I thought the comments of President Carter at the end of the film should have been deleted. I still recommend the film as it is a well done film.
Written March 26, 2017
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!