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Ben Affleck Says His Daughter Gave Him the 'Best Review' on New Thriller 'Hypnotic' (Exclusive)
Ben Affleck got good notes on his new film,, from some of his harshest critics — his kids!«My kids constantly make fun of me, and they won't watch any of my movies, but I showed them some clips from this and my daughter was like, 'That actually looks kind of interesting!'» the actor and director admitted in ET's exclusive look behind-the-scenes of the upcoming thriller. «So I thought that was the best review that I could get, and I hope audiences come away from it having really enjoyed the movie.»Affleck shares three kids with his ex wife, Jennifer Garner — Violet, 17, Seraphina, 14, and Samuel, 11 — but when it comes to, that's the brainchild of writer-director Robert Rodriguez, who wrote the first pass of the script all the way back in 2002.The film stars Affleck as Austin police detective Danny Rourke, who goes searching for his abducted daughter only to uncover a secret government division of «hypnotics,» powerful hypnotists trained to control people's minds. An acclaimed director himself, Affleck praised Rodriguez's «bold» style in the thriller, noting that he used directorial techniques from both modern and classic suspense films to craft a movie that feels like «old fashioned filmmaking, that relied on the story and told the story in a certain style.»«He really wanted to do a kind of homage to Hitchcock,» he continued.