First screened in October 2012
Director: Ben Affleck. Cast: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Scott McNairy, Kerry Bishé, Tate Donovan, Clea DuVall, Christopher Denham, Rory Cochrane, John Goodman, Alan Arkin, Victor Garber, Page Leong, Sheila Vand, Kyle Chandler, Chris Messina, Titus Welliver, Zeljko Ivanek, Philip Baker Hall, Bob Gunton, Richard Kind, Keith Szarabajka. Screenplay: Chris Terrio (based on the article "Escape from Tehran" by Joshuah Bearman).
Twitter Capsule: Proficient, minus The Town's tautness or Gone Baby's eerie peaks. Strong on period. Dodges complex engagement with its story.

Photo © 2012 Warner Bros. Pictures/Smokehouse Films
Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C+

Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture
Best Supporting Actor: Alan Arkin
Best Adapted Screenplay: Chris Terrio
Best Film Editing: William Goldenberg
Best Original Score: Alexandre Desplat
Best Sound Mixing: John T. Reitz, Gregg Rudloff, and José Antonio Garcia
Best Sound Editing: Erik Aadahl, Ethan Van der Ryn

Golden Globe Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture (Drama)
Best Director: Ben Affleck
Best Supporting Actor: Alan Arkin
Best Screenplay: Chris Terrio
Best Original Score: Alexandre Desplat

Other Awards:
Producers Guild Awards: Best Picture
Directors Guild Awards: Best Director
Screen Actors Guild Awards: Best Ensemble Cast
Writers Guild Awards: Best Adapted Screenplay
Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Screenplay
National Board of Review: Special Achievement in Filmmaking (Affleck); Spotlight Award (Goodman; also cited for Flight, ParaNorman, and Trouble with the Curve)
British Academy Awards (BAFTAs): Best Picture; Best Director; Best Film Editing
César Awards (French Oscars): Best Foreign Language Film

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