As far as the storytelling...it was OK. But really more like TV movie quality than A-list Hollywood.
And Affleck certainly doesn't deserve a best actor award. There was no range for acting...more a tepid role really which just about anyone could have done.
In the postscript of the movie carter seemed to be taking credit for not taking credit for something he didn’t do.
I found it so favorable to Carter that it was nauseating, but I remember the situation and what we thought. My take on it was that Affleck found a good story and his religious ties to the religion shared by libs and Hollywood, whatever they call it, prevented him form being honest about the politics and the story’s power came through despite this.
I thought the movie was humble, but not poorly done. And I thought Affleck’s character was so well done I couldn’t recognize Affleck, the character is a very strong but anti flamboyant.
Lincoln’s Daniel Day Lewis gets it, so it’s a moot point, but I saw Argo a bunch of times and hated Lincoln.
I’m biased, but I see your point.
Ben Affleck is not up for the acting award... i think he should have been nominated for best director--but was not nominated... i don't care if Lincoln or Argo wins best picture... (i do want Lincoln to win, but if Argo wins, i'm okay with that)... however, Daniel Day Lewis had BETTER win the best actor award... he deserves it... while i liked Bradley Cooper's performance in Silver Linings Playbook, i don't think his role was as complicated as the Lincoln role... i would be sad if Day Lewis does not win... love that guy...
I don’t see how it helps Carter’s reputation. In the movie he’s ineffectual and almost kills the mission that works so they can get them in the big rescue mission (which we all know failed).