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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…
Spannend inszenierter Historien-Thriller - mit Bryan Cranston, Scoot McNairy und dem Regisseur, Ben Affleck selbst, auch gut besetzt
why wasnt ben affleck shirtless in this for no reason at all? anyway argo fuck yourself
Yeah, decent wee political thriller, but you defo get the sense that the real life events could not have been so close to the bone at all (not that it matters, but I was correct and the drama was greatly exaggerated). Was also going to congratulate it on the fact that it actually introduced a feeling of the Iranians' anger rather than just making it completely biased and ultra-American, but apparently most of the real life work was done by the Canadians, who are depicted as bystanders who had the glory graciously handed to them by the USA in the movie. Ah well. I guess Hollywood have a quota of patriotism to maintain.
Argo is simple. It's about sneaking out six Americans out of Iran through a Hollywood movie cover up. The plan is insane, and it worked. Ben Affleck managed to take a simple but complicated story and turn it into an amazing film. The build up was rather slow, but it was thrilling to see the entire event unfold; it even had me at the edge of my seat at one point. No wonder this has been raking in awards; it's smart, thrilling and interesting.
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It's a joke that this film won best picture. Be honest, how many times have you heard someone mention this film in the years after?
Argo, about a real life international incident where the CIA pretended to by filmmakers to sneak into Iran to save 6 US embassy staff members who managed to hide in the Canadian embassy, is another overrated film about how much good Hollywood has done for people. The direction is bland, and the danger feels artificial for most of the movie, which might have something to do with the events being exaggerated, but that's Hollywood for you. Most of the movie feels self congratulatory when it should've taken a realistic and tense look at a horrible situation. Instead, there are several moments where I thought to myself, "That didn't happen," or, "That was unnecessary."
ARGO FUCK YOUSELF.
Ben Affleck is hot, a great actor and a great director. The Iranian revolution of 1979, six people from the U.S embassy need help escaping. The CIA have a plan to get them out...but if that plan fails their get killed. Based on a true story this is a well made film with good tension, solid cast and great soundtrack.
Help me out with this one guys.
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