Written September 18, 2014
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 December 25, 2014
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 September 02, 2015
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 August 04, 2015
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 25, 2015
I THOUGHT THE MOVIE WAS EXCELLENT AND IT DESERVED TO BE AWARDED PICTURE OF THE YEAR.. I ALSO THOUGHT BEN AFFLACK SHOULD HAVE BEEN
NOMINATED FOR DIRECTOR AND HE SHOULD HAVE WON THAT AWARD, TOO.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS MOVIE TO EVERYONE. IT IS A PART OF HISTORY. I WILL GIVE IT TWO THUMBS UP!!!