In all Argo is one of those movies that awards love because it is well made, and for the most part hits every point it sets out to.
It doesn't have any major flaws (save for little character development throughout and deflation by the third act) but lacks anything you could
call especially great. It just gets the job done with no frills.
Would've enjoyed some more Alan Arkin but you
could say that about any movie.
Within the first hour of Million Dollar I felt that Eastwood was directing very by-the-book, meaning that characters seemed flat and generic. Plus Freeman's narration of the film can come off as unnecessary and at its worse just lazy. But Eastwood greatly raises the steaks as the film progresses, bringing forth a very heartfelt and emotionally involving 2nd and 3rd act which honestly caught me by surprise by how much I enjoyed it. It's in this space where Eastwood and Swank really shine and give good reason to the praise Million Dollar Baby has received.