Argo Reviews

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February 13, 2020
Although the partially true story succumbs to some rather silly Hollywood tropes towards the end, ARGO does an engaging job of burnishing both sides of the Affleck coin.
November 26, 2019
You cannot call it a comedy, you cannot even call it a straight book-to-film adaptation - but you can call Argo so many other things: a satirical political thriller, gripping, tense...and fantastic.
November 13, 2019
A detailed, true story that has some trouble finding its footing between political thriller and suspense movie.
October 31, 2019
The film plays out in the broadest of broad strokes with Affleck employing a lowest common denominator tone that would make the most hackneyed of Hollywood filmmakers proud.
July 31, 2019
As a director Affleck's impressive, expanding on the promise he showed in Gone Baby Gone and The Town. He's adopted a much lighter style for Argo, with a zippy curve-ball narrative spins from wit to suspense.
July 29, 2019
You've really got to hand it to Affleck.
June 8, 2019
Both a riveting spy thriller and an emotionally engaging piece of historical filmmaking.
April 10, 2019
This is a movie best seen with as little knowledge as possible, making the surprises (even the ones that are predictable) that much more entertaining.
February 20, 2019
It's a smart and hugely enjoyable action thriller as it is, with some wicked humor and a feel-good ending that's manipulative, sure, but was, in part, bequeathed to us by history.
January 31, 2019
For any audience, it is a thriller that provides constant rising tension and actual thrills.
January 19, 2019
Not only that Argo is both intelligent and entertaining, it's riveting from start to finish.
December 20, 2018
The action is exciting, the Hollywood scenes are dryly funny. But we never get to know the people for whom this farcical plot has been invented.
November 19, 2018
It is smart and funny and engaging.
November 19, 2018
Argo is spot on with its ode to the bombastic behind-the-scene banality of playground politics rooted in the seeds of cynicism and suspicion.
November 1, 2018
With Argo, [Ben Affleck] manages to prove he can direct pretty much anything with a level of competency most full-time directors would envy.
October 18, 2018
A film supposedly about the Middle East that actually turns out to be a film about the relationship between Canada and the United States and yet somehow remains interesting.
August 21, 2018
Tonal issues aside, however, Affleck's third feature is assured, smart and very entertaining.
April 30, 2018
Unlike the domestic spy thriller of the 1970s, today's CIA apologist thriller does not reveal how official truth is an illusion, an elaborate cover-up constructed to hide abuses of power.
March 1, 2018
Alan Arkin and John Goodman masterfully interpret these two film professionals... [Full review in Spanish]
March 1, 2018
... a very well told story. [Full review in Spanish]
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