November 11, 2012
On The Edge of My Seat
Even if you didn't live through the Iran hostage crisis the first time, this movie will immerse you in that era, much the way All The President's Men takes you back to Watergate and Apollo 13 takes you back to the golden age of NASA and critical turning points in American history. The casting/acting/direction/storytelling is excellent.
Since it's based on a true story, those of us who lived through the hostage crisis basically know how it's going to turn out, yet you find yourself on the edge of your seat, over and over again. I have the same reaction when watching Apollo 13 even though I've seen it multiple times. To me, that the mark of a great movie--when you can get swept up in it time after time.
When channel surfing, there are certain movies that I can't pass up when I stumble upon them--Die Hard, Young Frankenstein, Apollo 13, etc. This may turn out to be one of those movies for me.
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