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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 review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
A very masterfully woven film that never fails to feel tense, even if you're sure of the outcome. Ben Affleck not only directs, but acts, in the true to life story of a hostage rescue, passing under the guise of a fake film production. Not only does it present itself with a continuous amount of believe-ability, the set design is spot on so perfectly capturing the time the events unfolded during.
Está bien pero no me ha convencido del todo el argumento. Hubiese sido más interesante si se hubiese construido alrededor de la falsa película y que ésta no se hubiese quedado en segundo plano, por no decir anécdota.
What's the big deal? It was a really fun picture.
[Reads the news that it won Best Picture the same year The Master came out.]
U.S.A.! U.S.A.! U.S.A.!
Still ludicrously fun. (Original review; note hilariously wrong Oscar prediction at bottom.)
Zanimljivo, napeto s manjim padovima u tempu, osvojila me sama naracija na početku i hollywod scene pa onda iran presjek, Ben Affleck nije toliko grozomoran kako zna bit (valjda zbog zurkice), Arkin i Goodman su isto baš dosta lavabl. Tema filma i sve drugo je baš tipični "oscar material", al ne mogu reći da nije zaslužio relativno visoku ocjenu, fuck you argo :)
Tense and absorbing, "Argo" is an example of a political thriller at its best, with Affleck proving once again that he's a force to be reckoned with.
An enjoyable thriller but nothing memorable. I'm surprised this won best picture. I didn't have any problems with it but it just didn't seem like anything more than a decent thriller.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
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