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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…
Great thriller who holds the suspense over the whole time. It´s very important to know this part of the history.
Merecedora del Oscar sin discutir nada
Probably one of the most insulting movies I've seen in a long time. The depiction of Iranians as voracious barbarians was bad enough, but the unwanted pontificating about Hollywood's supposed importance was just embarrassing. Sorry Canada, the real story was apparently not as interesting.
Buen film, entretenido y bien hecho, pero nada mas, ¿pues no hay mejores películas este año para oscarificar?.
Lester Siegel: We made history today. "History starts out as farce and ends up as tragedy."
John Chambers: Quote's the other way around.
Lester Siegel: Yeah? Who said it?
John Chambers: Marx.
Lester Siegel: Groucho said that?
After viewing the much lauded political thriller directed by Ben Affleck, I can positively say it did not deserve to win Best Picture, in my opinion. Reasons for this being that it satisfied many of the elements required to make a good film, but failed to go above and beyond in many of these aspects, resulting in Argo falling short of greatness.
The opening scenes are very well done, particularly the comic style recount of the events taking place in Iran,…
A highly suspenseful film directed by and starring Ben Affleck. Not only is it edge-of-your-seat intense, it's also funny, well-acted and incredibly well-written.
If you didn't like it, Argo fuck yourself.
Argo is a decent film. Ben Affleck does a great job with making it feel like the 70's. It has a good concept that transfers well on screen and it had awesome cinematography. But the film does drag out a lot and it can be pretty boring and it didn't deserve the Oscar because there were lots of better films that year.
One part historical drama, another part political thriller, another part Hollywood farce. Ben Affleck juggles a lot of different narrative hats in his 2012 film Argo, but surprisingly enough he manages to keep the story fresh despite all of the different moving parts. This is vital, because as soon as you stop to reflect on the plot in greater detail or focus on the narrative itself, you quickly lose sight of anything interesting.
Argo's primary success is in its direction (which given the Academy's love for the film, makes the fact that Affleck was snubbed for Best Director all the more baffling, though I personally wouldn't have nominated him.) He manages to keep the suspension alive throughout the film, despite…
I saw Ben Affleck's "Argo" during it's initial release, but I'm not sure of the date. Anyway, I was curious to see if my opinion of this film had changed since I first saw it. It hasn't.
From a cinematic standpoint there is nothing wrong with "Argo." It is well-made. It offers entertainment and some intensity.
Unlike Woody Allen or Clint Eastwood, Ben Affleck seems to have a challenge directing himself. There were a whole lot of "goofs" regarding items that didn't fit into the era. The one aspect where there are no "goofs" is in the wardrobe of the characters. Everyone is mired in the most nightmarish of fashion woes and horrid hairstyle. Except for Mr. Affleck who is…
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