This is a taut and gripping thriller. Well made and acted about extricating diplomats from Iran under the guise of a departing film crew.
The tension builds up nicely with some good humourous moments, mainly from John Goodman. I have to say I suspect that the numerous cliff hangers were theatrical licence but heck it makes for superb viewing!
Like a lot of movies, the facts are often victims of the drama. In the film the CIA states that the hostages were rejected by the Brits and the Kiwis. That is not true. The Brits did take them in and it was only when the British embassy itself faced being stormed that they were moved to the Canadians. Why so many movies select to distort facts unnecessarily is a mystery? Maybe it is US politics? But it debases the film.
Likewise, we had some Canadian guests who had refused to see the film on the basis that most of the work was done by the Canadians, for which the credit was hi jacked by the CIA in the movie. So, what's new? But it remains a gripping movie.