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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…
The ending, while I understand why they did it, kinda ruins the film for me. I have a tough time trying to separate the history from the movie because Canadians are involved <3
After discovering "Gone Baby Gone" in 2008, I had high hopes for Ben Affleck, the director. After "The Town" in 2010, those high hopes kept growing. I took a chance in seeing "Argo" in my local theater and I wasn't disappointed. A gripping and powerful true story about the most unconventional rescue mission in U.S. history, Affleck stars as Tony Mendez, the CIA operative who masterminded the mission by disguising it with the alibi of a Hollywood production crew coming overseas to shoot a science fiction movie. The story is greatly executed and the performances are astounding, especially from Alan Arkin and John "Makes Any Movie 10x Better" Goodman as the real life filmmakers who helped legitimize Mendez' credentials. While Affleck got robbed of an best director Oscar nomination, I cheered like crazy when it won best picture. It was well deserved.
Можно сколько угодно закидывать гнилыми помидорами Аффлека-актера, но как режиссер он просто Бог, каждый фильм которого- это еще один шаг на пути к верхней точке Голливудского Олимпа.
Argo offers a more than effective combination of acerbic humor and edge-of-your-seat tension.
Solid, surprisingly cerebral post-Goodfellas, everything's-a-montage-wait-a-minute-weren't-we-just-jamming-to-some-70s-pop-for-30-seconds(?) thriller from a Very Authentic Hispanic actor-director who has been meditating on the suspense-building potential of navigating draconian bureaucracy, and presumably, studying his Hitchcock. (Watched for class)
that airport scene
i have never been more stressed in my entire life
ok i gotta admit i only watched this because clea duvall's in it but it is a very solid movie! great plot, great actors, loved it overall
A great film which proves that you don't need any intense set piece to have great tension and thrills. You just need to play dress-up and be a fugitive in a foreign country. That's it.
A great plot which is laid out for you perfectly, which helps you feel more on the inside of this little secret mission. You know everything they know, and this makes for a more thrilling ride, because you always think people other than the people inside will find out, because it's so obvious. I mean, which American film crew films in Iran, a country which has an American hostage crisis going on? It's insane, and you don't believe it, but it actually happened.
Great direction and acting job by Ben Affleck as well, along with the supporting cast consisting of John Goodman, Bryan Cranston and more. A story worth being told, and it's being told elegantly, with great camera-work and editing!
Argo fuck yourself.