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The movie was fake. The mission was real.
As the Iranian revolution reaches a boiling point, a CIA 'exfiltration' specialist concocts a risky plan to free six Americans who have found shelter at the home of the Canadian ambassador.
This is Ben Affleck's film all the way and I have to say I am more than impressed. I'm glad that he seems to have discovered what he is really good at. As an actor he was never really convincing. And even though he gives a great understated, albeit a bit one-note, performance here, it is in the director's chair where he excels.
This bizarre 'truth is stranger than fiction' tale has all the hallmarks of being turned into an over-stylized and over-dramatized political thriller. This is anything but that. Much like his performance, Affleck decided to take away the frills, leaving behind a film that is reminiscent of the political thrillers of yesteryear. Solid, made with craftsmanship and more…
From the opening Warner Brothers logo, to its end credits, "Argo" is a fully-engrossing and remarkably accomplished piece of filmmaking. Director Ben Affleck assembles a film that pays attention to the smallest of details while delivering on a grand dramatic scale.
With both cinematography that adds a patina of grain to its naturalistic color palette and the film's immersive design details, the look of "Argo" is historically appropriate and eye-catching. The cast, led by a stoic Affleck and more-than-solid turns by Alan Arkin and Bryan Cranston, is pitch-perfect.
The script and story of "Argo" are just as strong as its look and performances. Its dialogue is equally serious, knowing, and humorous. Its economical story is harrowing, affirming, and thematically rich.
Masterfully tense and rewardingly enveloping, "Argo" is a film about hope and responsibility. It is an excellent film.
Argo, the true life story you couldn’t make up, was always ripe for the Hollywood treatment and for the most part Affleck and co. do a good job of bringing it to the screen. Most should be familiar with the plot by now but if not it revolves around a CIA operation to get American diplomats out of Iran during the revolution. Their cover is an audacious and implausible recce scouting for film locations for a crappy space opera movie. It is easy to see what would attract somebody like Ben Affleck to this project, it has a current political resonance, Hollywood satire and an old fashioned thriller element driving the story forward.
Affleck does a commendable job juggling many…
From gossip-rag pin-up to powerhouse director Ben Affleck has one of the most chequered careers in Hollywood. Channelling experience following his previous two features, tightly wound action thrillers Gone Baby Gone and The Town, his time behind the camera is proving most fruitful. His recounting of the true life story of Argo is no exception and further authorises his position as a meaningful director.
Set in late ‘70s Iran, amidst a violent revolution, a group of CIA operatives strive to rescue six of its US embassy officials who are trapped within the dangerous melting pot. Under the innovative guise of a Canadian film crew scouting locations for an artificial sci-fi flick, exfiltration expert Tony Mendez infiltrates the city’s capital Tehran…
I've been sitting here for SOOOO long wondering just how the hell I can review such a fantastic film but I got nothing so...
Argo fuck it.
It's not that I was speechless by the film. I just don't know what to say that hasn't already been said by now so if you expect me to keep wracking my brain on how I'm gonna sum this film up...
Argo fuck yourself.
Don't mean to sound hostile, but please, just take my word for it and just...
Argo see it.
Expecting more corny Argo puns?
Argo fuck a goat.
The last fourty minutes had me squirming in my seat and trying to tear out my hair.
Academy Award nominated movies are usually at the top of my list to see. But after much wait to watch this I can say it was worth it. Ben Affleck stars and directs a very gripping and dramatic film. I was tense the whole time waiting for the next move, to see if the Americans, who were pretending to be Canadian, would end up getting caught by the Iranians. Some tension was eased thanks to Alan Arkin and John Goodman with their Hollywood humor, "So you want to come to Hollywood, act like a big shot without actually doing anything? You'll fit right in!" and the inside joke of "Argo fuck yourself".
The second film on my Beefleck double feature. Really good shots. Really solid cast. Cranston, Arkin, and Goodman are solid. Surprises during the credits:
Scoot McNairy! (under that mustache)
Like The Town, this film did a great job of establishing tension and setting the stakes high without making it cheesy or artificial.
That being said, I didn't really get into it. A rewatch is in order, but I found it concerned with its own bombast and pretension to effectively breach the cloud of cynicism that surrounds my psyche.
I can tell what I'm seeing is impressive, but even at 2 years old, it does seem dated somehow. I'm not making sense to myself anymore. No rating. I liked it a bunch.
Alan what? Alan Arkin Fuckyourself!!!!!
In the end Argo is a rather conventional caper, but that doesn't diminish from the fact that it is very entertaining. Ben Affleck does a solid job directing it and starring in it as well, as indeed the whole cast is brilliant and delivers a fine performance.
It feels authentically set in the 70s, clothing, hair-dos, moustaches and cars fit perfectly.
Being a child of the 80s I wasn't aware of the historical facts and the freedoms the movie took to make it more dramatic - even so it was likely that the last 15 minutes didn't exactly happen the way there were shown. But that doesn't detract from the movie as it didn't set out to be a documentary…
this is almost so good but then it forgets it takes place in Iran where human people live catherineaddington.com/post/68265618323/about-argo-i-think-iranian-audiences-do-not-have
No one gets shot. Surprising right?
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Ben Affleck has come a long way since his directorial debut, Gone Baby Gone, back in 2007; his journey as a director may seem like a short one spanning only eight years and three feature films, but his growth as a filmmaker and his bold transition has made an impressive impact. Argo is his hat-trick; a film that earned him an Academy Award, an accolade that I felt was more deserving for his debut film. Not many actor turned directors were able to receive such praise as Affleck has, let alone win Best Picture at the Academy Awards, because they are still trying learning on how to accomplish the responsibilities of…
Como antecedente, Oscar a mejor película y Guión adaptado en 2012. Con un largo tiempo en mi watchlist, he decidido verla y ha sido un completo acierto.
Situada en Teherán, Argo es una película basada en hechos reales,que narran la hazaña lograda por un agente de la CIA (Tony Méndez) a la hora de rescatar a un grupo de 6 rehenes.
El filme en sí, es magnífico. Con un brillante guión, un desarrollo de la trama al punto y unas brillantes actuaciones. Esta fusión de ingredientes en la película, dan al espectador una sensación de suspenso a la hora de recibir todo lo que se le vienen con el pasar de la película.
Well played, Ben Affleck.
Top notch political thriller, brought down only by some bowing to Hollywood tropes and unnecessary melodrama, particularly surrounding Affleck's own character and dialogue. The scenes in Iran are riveting while those back home feel more familiar and therefore unexciting.
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