Ben Affleck’s not-terrible take on the true-life story of a CIA rescue operation in the wake of the Iranian Revolution. Some decent bits of tension, some decent performances, but nothing stupendous.
So much potential: Benicio del Toro, Tommy Lee Jones, a tale of a black ops dude gone off the rails and the efforts to bring him in, directed by William Friedkin. But a mess, and never hits its stride.
Bennett Miller’s slow, muted, awkward telling of the story of a fucked-up rich dude with an interest in wrestling (Steve Carell as John E du Pont) who sponsors an Olympic programme, does some bad shit, gets super dark. Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo are also excellent.