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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…
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.
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…
Winner of 3 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Argo is Ben Affleck's finest work as a director, is one of the best films of its year & is quite an accomplished piece of storytelling that expertly recounts the real-life event that took place in Iran during the Iranian Revolution in which 6 US diplomats were rescued by CIA with the help of Canadian government.
Set in 1979 Iran, the story of Argo follows 6 US diplomats who go into hiding when Iranian revolutionaries invade the American embassy in Tehran, taking several of them hostages. In an effort to get its people out of the country, CIA goes through various options & eventually settles with an insane plan; to arrive in Iran for…
Outstanding true story, of a rescue mission to save 6 Americans traped in Iran in hiding after the American embassy has been over run by extremists, they must escape by pretending to be film makers looking for film locations for the sci-fi film Argo. Edge of your seat suspense and outstanding direction by Ben Affleck. Highly recommended a must see film
Film #20 of 2016
A thoroughly engrossing and technically fantastic feature from Ben Affleck. After showing promise on Gone Baby Gone and The Town, Argo finds Affleck on fine form, taking a political thriller and making it engaging, fun and tense throughout its running time.
"Argo fuck yourself"
"Argo fuck yourself."
Argo (2012) 96/100
Argo es una película dirigida por Ben Affleck y aunque su trabajo como actor no sea la octava maravilla, tiene gran talento para la dirección y este es un claro ejemplo.
El filme trata sobre un grupo de seis americanos ocultos en una embajada canadiense en Irán que deben ser rescatados para evitar que los tomen de rehenes como al resto de sus colegas. Para ello, Tony Mendez, interpretado por Ben Affleck es un extractor que planea elaborar una película falsa como pantalla para ir a Irán y rescatar a los refugiados en forma de el equipo de filmación de su película "Argo."
El trabajo puesto en escenas y diálogos es sensacional y la…
Cómo se me pudo pasar esta peli en su momento?. Tal vez por ver a Ben Affleck en todos los poster que la anunciaban. Ya se que voy a ir al infierno por prejuiciosa (de todos modos, seguro que iré de todos modos, así que...) qué le vamos a hacer!. Pues una tensión de morirte por el camino. Una película que pese a ser larga se te hace cortísima. La banda sonora también me gustó bastante. Muy buena la ambientación y la caracterización. Importante para la inmersión, pero aquí lo que se lo come todo es el manejo de la tensión que, como dije, hace que estés al borde del síncope casi toda la película. Impresionantes a más no poder, los hechos reales en que se basa.
An interesting film based on an intense true story. Thoroughly gripping, entertaining and suspenseful. All I was hoping for.
when daddy takes a break from breaking bad :')
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