The 15 Must-See Movies of the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival

Sep 18, 2012 Comments
Directed by: Ben Affleck

For his third feature, Ben Affleck merges moviemaking and spy games to lay out the true story of CIA and Canadian authorities who teamed up to help smuggle six Americans out of Tehran during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis. Affleck stars as a CIA specialist who poses as a filmmaker scouting locations in Iran, who hopes to smuggle the escaped Americans out of Tehran as a film crew. The satire/caper mix is playing to audiences so well that Roger Ebert has already called it Oscar winner for Best Picture, in spite of the other excellent TIFF films also screening.

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