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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.
Funny how a perfect ending can ruin a decent film.
This suspenseful, black comedy leads an all-star cast (featuring Batman and the guy who played Rosanne's husband) as they plunge into the middle east or something to grab a bunch of awkward looking Americans.
that ending is ridiculous and entertaining at the same time. The rest of the movie is pretty good too.
A fantastic thriller. Ben Affleck is fantastic in it, as is the rest of his supporting cast, he is quite a talented writer and director. Good atmosphere throughout culminating in quite an edge of seat trip through an airport.
The story is about Six Americans are hiding out at the Canadian Embassy as the Iranian revolution reaches critical mass. It's up to a CIA agent who specialized in "exfiltration" to get the Americans to safety with a risky escape plan. the title of this movie Argo sound's a bit like the movie Hugo. this is so far the best movie of the year I mean the directing and the writing is brilliant.
It’s probably tough being a Best Picture winner because you are probably overanalyzed that much more as a movie. Argo is a very entertaining movie that provides historical context to a major event, the Iranian hostage crisis, that I knew very little about. It’s the type of movie that the Academy loves because it’s based on true events, is political, and in Argo’s case, brings in a third whammy that without Hollywood, the crisis may have not been adverted.
Argo is a very tight, suspensful movie that is packaged for the masses. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that, but Ben Affleck could have really catapulted this story into greater heights if the portrayal of his character wasn’t so cliched.…
Very old-school and very Hollywood, Argo is my go-to popcorn movie for watching at home. Like all good political thrillers, it's action-packed and a bit over-the-top while still remaining grounded in the events it was based on. The use of archival footage combined with new cinematography really makes it look like a 1970s time capsule.
I do have to laugh at the final chase scene, which goes way beyond my suspension of disbelief, but if you take away the historical inaccuracy of the thing, it's still a very nail-biting climax. Overall, well done, Ben Affleck.
Fantastic film and well worth the praise it received. I'm an idiot for waiting so long to see it!
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
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