A very impressive, interesting, well paced, and suspenseful adult political thriller from Ben Affleck. The man who brought us the seriously underrated ‘Gone Baby Gone’ and the more popular ‘The Town’. Affleck has really become a reliable filmmaker who delivers serious, gritty, and intriguing films. Its weird because he started off the usual Hollywood jerk that I grew tired of real quick. I’m not s
ure what clicked in his head, but he means business now. He belongs behind the camera. So far he is 3 for 3 with me, and solidified his worth as a filmmaker in my eyes. Especially with this beautifully authentic looking period piece about the true events of the hostage situation in Iran In the late 70’s/early 80’s. I’m happy i saw it just to educate myself on the events, that only came out during the clinton years when the mission was declassified. Well done. I can safely say when I see ‘Directed by Ben Affleck’ .. I’m in! No questions asked.