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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…
No está mal
Bryan Cranston en un film espectacular.
Específicamente un drama casi sin acción recomendada por la situación de la misma, sin mas palabras, no es el mejor film de todos, pero la recomiendo.
Switzerland saves the day, sort of ;-)
”This is the best bad idea we have, sir. By far.”
1. Going into Argo, I didn’t know much about the plot, but for some reason, I wasn’t expecting to particularly enjoy it. First time, I wasn’t really in the mood for it. I got about 20 minutes into it, was kind of lost, and shut it off. Next time I gave it a shot, I was much more attentive. Everything made more sense, although I still think the opening 15 minutes or so can be confusing if you miss any small bit of it.
2. Beyond that, the story is actually quite intriguing. I know many people love to comment on how “true” to history Argo actually is,…
Great one :)
Ok the movie's theme is original and the narrative is good. I had decent fun while watching it.
Then again , this movie got a shitload of Oscars that year. Which I don't get.
epitome of "good enough" nothing to rave about, no serious complaints.
Argo is a really solid-ass movie that teaches the audience about a very peculiar incident in history. It's a satisfying film, and I think its biggest takeaway is that it spreads this strange and rather unknown story to the masses, which is a great thing.
It's a perfectly fine film, however I have to admit I was surprised to learn that this won Best Picture in 2012 (yes, I didn't know that before watching). I've heard very high praise of this film before watching it, so I had high expectations - however, these weren't exactly fulfilled. It's a perfectly fine movie, with a great story, writing, a thrilling last act concluded with me getting some teary eyes at the end.…
Second viewing of this film only serves to uphold my adoration for Ben Affleck.
It's always interesting to see the disparity between true stories and fully ficionalized drama. After Gone Baby Gone and The Town I'm quite impressed with Affleck's ability to deliver this powerful story so succinctly and acutely. His acting may be at its finest in this film and his directing surely is. The conveyance of the time period is tonal and sharp, and the essence of lightness and humor adds a lot to the viewing experience amidst the constant tension. The jabs at Hollywood life are endearing and with just the right amount of meta for a keen viewer.
Perhaps I'm biased in some unknown way, but…
All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1187. An easy way of seeing how…
Help me out with this one guys.
"It's Mission Impossible!" is the true peak of cinéma.