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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…
This time around, a few bits didn't work as well for me. The final third in particular, where a character suddenly finds his courage, while the countdown and chase felt tacked on.
Despite this, the rest of the film was still well written, directed and acted.
Ben Affleck wins (another) Oscar and then promptly decides to play Batman. Smart move? He should have spoken to Halle Berry.
Argo is fairly gripping and amusing by turns. Great ensemble cast. Just don't talk about it to the Brits. They'll tell you, 'it wasn't just the Canadians who helped.'
I wonder if someone will start a crowdfunding campaign to make the actual 'Argo' film script, just for a giggle.
A wonderful story based off of a true story, definitely worth the watch as for there is some high tension in the film towards the end.
It was tense and gripping yet still found time to be witty and charming.
Anyone that's seen this, and knows me well, might postulate that I'm more favourably inclined to this film because of the final slow pan shots across the kid's bedroom shelf. Perhaps. But I'd decided long before that that this film is definitely within the year's top ten films that I've seen. It will be a crime if (and knowing the Academy, when) it's not Oscar-nomed.
It's a 79-80 "based on a true story" film that could've been shot in 79-80, the verisimilitude in Argo is perhaps its strongest feature - starting with the 70s Warners logo and ending with the aforementioned shelf, there and few missteps, and most of those are minor and forgivable (for example, what's an EWOK doing…
A really damn well done movie, yes, from my rating, you may see probably that I didn't love this film as much as most people did but there's no denying the real effort put into it by the superb direction and performance from Ben Affleck.
Despite not loving this film as much as most people, I still recommend this for people to check out, really well done movie and Affleck does deserve the praise he's getting with how much effort he put into making this as good as it was critically, really damn good movie.
Nail biting thrills. Period look feels authentic with a wonderful supporting ensemble.
Una película la mar de entretenida. A pesar de que sea un cliché con patas se disfruta mucho y tiene buenos momentos. Consigue crear tensión a pesar de que la historia sepamos como termina.
Excelente película, cuenta con un guión sólido, una puesta en escena sencilla (la que requiere la película) y un gran trabajo de fotografía manteniendo diferentes texturas y colores dependiendo del escenario en el que nos encontremos (por eso sentimos más frialdad en las oficinas de la C.I.A. que en Irán). Desde la llegada del personaje de Afleck a Irán el espectador se mantiene pegado al asiento ante la tensión de una situación y de una historia que parece salida de aquella "La cortina de humo" que contaba una historia similar pero con un tono de comedia e ironía mucho mayor. Afleck sin embargo, también por tratarse de una historia real, recurre a la tensión y al aspecto de films como "Todos los hombres del presidente" para ofrecer una película dirigida con gran pulso narrativo.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…