Saturday, October 27, 2012
Well, it's now official. Ben Affleck, without a doubt, is a much better director than he is an actor. While Affleck is okay in this movie, as CIA agent Tony Perez, who pulled six Americans out of Iran during the hostage crisis, where he shines is in his direction of this film. It's beautifully paced, funny, suspenseful, artistic. My only real problem with this movie is the way it panders in the third act, attempting to make the removal of the Americans from Tehran artificially suspenseful. It's not necessary, the movie works great before it decides to insert a chase scene.