Thumbs up. Great acting and great production values. I have no idea how they got that 70's look, particularly for the parts shot in Burbank and Hollywood. (If you grew up in the 70's you'll be going "Oh my god! That kid has a 2XL!" and so on a lot.) The direction and pacing are also sort of a throwback; it reminded me of All The President's Men, with the vast majority of the movie having no real onscreen action, and no tension or conflict other than the overarching tension and conflict that come from the fugitives' situation and their agonizing over whether the CIA's plan represents their best chance at survival. It's really a movie about talking, tension, guys smoking cigarettes and agonizing over what the right thing to do is. The script itself is good but not great. (Spoilers coming, I guess, if you don't know how the real-life situation turned out.) They're in a bit of a tough spot because everyone knows the outcome. I mean, I had never heard of this part of the incident before I started seeing stuff related to the movie, but I certainly figured I would remember if these people had been captured or killed. The dialog in the movie is really pretty great, and well-delivered by everyone. But my one disappointment is they pussy out at the end, and tie on a traditional Hollywood "exciting finale" that I assume was totally made-up (if not, holy crap!). Given how understated the movie was up to that point, I found that a real letdown. But that's just one problem in what is an otherwise excellent two hours. Definitely recommended. Man, who knew Ben Affleck would turn out to be a good actor and really good director?