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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.
Ben Affleck did an outstanding job with this film; it was funny, dramatic, and intense. The cinematography was incredible and the acting was pretty darn good.
Love it. Confident, smart and awfully entertaining. Everyone and everything is superb.
I Decided to watch the directors cut of this film as I had never watched that version before.
This film even after watching several times still will grip you with suspense. But also the tension still holds you even after knowing the ending. Ben Affleck is fantastic at directing this film the cast are spot on with there characters. It also gives a good look into that era of the CIA during the turbulent times and with the ongoing Cold War. This film belongs in any collection and will hold the test of time.
Ben Affleck sappiamo, non sa recitare, il che non è
di per sé un problema, visto che è belloccio e messo lì
fa la sua sporca figura, ma almeno sa dirigere un film,
pensavamo, dopo aver visto l'interessante The Town, sua
opera prima...invece con Argo, osannato da molti, qui, nella
terra dei cachi, ci mette tutte le più banali e trite convenzioni
Storia importante e impegnata(l'assalto nella Teheran del 1979
dell'ambasciata americana, dopo la deposizione dello scià e
l'innalzamento al potere dei fondamentalisti), finisce per diventare
il solito stantio elogio dell'eroe americano solo e vindice di tutte
le brutture del mondo, umano ma eroico, insomma una schifezza.
Gli do due stelline solo per l'unica cosa interessante della pellicola
(oltre al preambolo ben confezionato): la storia della falsa produzione cinematografica e uno spaccato di hollywood non
Watched with my wife, who'd never heard of it (I know, right?!?!).
Still builds tension superbly, but struggles a little with the mid-section of the film being a bit of a drag, IMO.
This really is one of the most exciting films I've ever watched. The soundtrack is fantastic, and you understand exactly why it was award-winning after you watch it. I have nothing to say about Argo except watch it.
Ben Affleck did it again. His first film, Gone Baby Gone, was a beautifully directed thriller with excellent performances; it had some flaws but not too significant ones. The Town was a fantastic heist thriller with a great cast as well, and with less noticeable flaws. In 2012, he made Argo, a film that not only is much better than his two previous efforts but also it's one of the most fascinating films released in recent years.
Concerning the acting, Affleck himself gives a terrific performance, arguably the best of his career, and he even outshines more veteran actors such as John Goodman, Alan Arkin, and Bryan Cranston. His performance seems very plain and simple at first sight but in…
Based on a true story...
a CIA operative goes to Iran to rescue six Americans.
Technically a good film, which incorporates vintage television broadcasts, radio announcements, film grain, and good set design to lend authenticity to the production. The direction of large crowd scenes are handled quite well.
However, some scenes are fictionalized to add drama and most of the characters appear emotionless - particularly Ben Affleck as CIA agent Tony Mendez. There is no protagonist for which to feel sympathy and the spare attempts to show distress or anxiety are lackluster.
Effective documentary-style re-enactments, but hollow characterizations drag this film down.
Though it is perfectly suspenseful, entertaining, well acted and well directed, I can't help but feel that Argo's script is slightly hollow. For some reason it feels like it's missing that certain something that makes good films great.
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