Smart, crowd-pleasing thriller that's based on the unbelievably true story of a CIA effort to smuggle six Americans out of Iran during the 1979-1980 hostage crisis, based on one operative's (director Affleck) so-crazy-it-just-might-work scheme: going to Tehran under the pretenses of location scouting for a Canadian movie that doesn't really exist, and sneaking the six out as members of the… read more!
Movies Directed by Ben Affleck (in alphabetical order)
This film may be getting a better reaction than it deserves - even from me - because, let's face it, with Ben Affleck making his directorial debut, the automatic reaction is that it's going to stink. And because it doesn't stink - not at all, in fact - having one's expectations surpassed might make Gone Baby Gone a great movie… read more!
Fairly routine cops and robbers movie ably directed by Ben Affleck, who also cowrote the script (adapted from Chuck Hogan's novel Prince of Thieves) and stars as a clever crook who knocks over a Boston bank with his three cronies (chief among them a hothead played by Jeremy Renner, finally getting the A-list projects he deserves). He then rather inexplicably… read more!