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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…
The last fourty minutes had me squirming in my seat and trying to tear out my hair.
This is not my type of film and was forced to watch it. I hate real life events films and I had never heard of the event in the first place. It felt too political and I just didn't get it.
This historically inaccurate drama directed by Ben Affleck was adapted from the book The Master of Disguise by CIA operative Tony Mendez, and Joshuah Bearman's 2007 Wired article The Great Escape. Story is about Mendez who led the rescue of six U.S. diplomats from Tehran, Iran, during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis. Inaccuracies were never an obstacle for receiving seven nominations for the 85th Academy Awards and winning three (Best Film Editing, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Picture) - actually in most recent cases movies with such inaccuracies won lots of awards.
Affleck as Mendez did his job really well and Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, and John Goodman in supporting roles, were on the same level. I mentioned the historical…
A tense thriller. I enjoyed the film from the opening scenes which set the scenario to the final act. A solid ensemble cast. Arkin, Goodman, Affleck lead the way with great performances. I really enjoyed Zeppelin's When the Levee Breaks playing.
Ben Affleck put “Argo” and its inspiring story out there which is due to its very own nature thrilling. Even the Wikipedia article turns up as tensioning and astonishing and exactly because of that exciting matter, would have been all the more important to add a special flair to create uniqueness.
Imagine there was a special textbook for movie makers. Albeit there are plenty in existence, envision the one that every single high-end Hollywood director had read. There were acclaimed directors, who'd add their own sections or alter parts to suit their taste, and whenever this happened, there was a new edition to inspire cineastes worldwide. Ben Affleck simply studied it without the desirable attempt to reshape it.
The CIA overthrow the democratically elected leader of Iran. The Iranian people are, un-fucking-surprisingly, pissed. But instead of focusing on their troubles we're suppoed to worry about how the white people will escape from the angry brown savages.
It's a terrific movie if you're able to watch it in a vacuum but I really couldn't help feeling gross about the whole thing.
9/10: Brilliant directing, acting, story and some sci-fi references throughout, makes this political thriller one of the best around. Affleck proves once again of his talent as a director and that his previous success with Gone Baby Gone (2007) and The Town (2010) were no fluke. Also, the gritty/grainy look to this film really helps to capture the vibe and tone of the time period it supposed to have taken place in late 70's. The film provides great tension, suspense, and drama! Oscar for best picture well deserved!
The good: Great cast. Solid acting.
The bad: Tries to create a lot of false tension.
Will I watch again. Probably not.
Construye tan bien la tensión que incluso en un posterior visionado, cuando ya sabes todo lo que va a pasar, sigue dejándote pegado a la silla.
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