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Argo Reviews

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October 23, 2017
Affleck is growing up as a filmmaker and Argo evinces newly found and assured footing for him.
September 7, 2017
Affleck continues to impress audiences with his keen eye for direction, knowing just when to fall back and allow this top-notch cast the freedom to interpret the events in a way that will most compel viewers.
Full Review | Original Score: A
February 26, 2017
Argo works 100 percent as a straight-up hard-boiled thriller, but its deeper thematic current is about trust.
February 26, 2017
A solid take on an improbable event in American history.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
February 26, 2017
This is better than any horror movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 26, 2017
The film doesn't favour one side over the other. Also, the dramatisation is not without its light moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 26, 2017
A riveting and exceedingly assured feature, Argo is a first-rate thriller that whilst lacking in any sense of historical relevance remains a perfectly fashioned piece of evening escapism.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 26, 2017
With the guidance of Affleck's steady hand and a clear vision, Argo builds a compelling story of both courage and deceit.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 26, 2017
As solid and engrossing as Argo is, however, don't believe all the hype -- it falls short of exceptional.
February 26, 2017
The screenplay abounds in droll dialogue and provides insider insight into Hollywood even lampooning people who work in show business.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 10, 2016
Truth is stranger than fiction, it's a fact; but when truth and fiction morph into each other, the strangeness factor increases exponentially. That's what happens in Ben Affleck's ingenious take on the real-life CIA (Iran hostage) mission.
Full Review | Original Score: 4 of 5
April 8, 2016
It's so sleek and well-made that you'll wish you could park it in your driveway and show it off to your neighbors.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
February 24, 2016
If the aim is to draw a parallel between the artifice of Hollywood and the spy trade, Argo never quite comes together, but it is a well-executed thriller that tells a true story in entertaining fashion.
February 23, 2016
A solid piece of entertainment as well as a timely and exciting encapsulation of real-life historical intrigue, Argo shows actor-director Ben Affleck in impressive form almost all the way across the board.
January 13, 2015
Affleck is still building up his chops as a director, but the intelligence and ambition he brings to filmmaking are particularly apparent in Argo.
January 13, 2015
The old saw "truth is stranger than fiction" has had its teeth properly sharpened in the superb thriller Argo, a blend of political history and Hollywood hijinks that goes right for the jugular.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 13, 2015
How do you mix a sweaty thriller with Wag the Dog-like chicanery and one-liners? He pulls it off, in part because the backdrops and costumes are so authentic and the performances so straightforward. It is also his technique.
Full Review | Original Score: A
January 13, 2015
I can't remember the last time I was in a movie theater audience that clapped. Twice. Even I clapped. It's that good.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 13, 2015
Credit Affleck for keeping these two wildly different ideas and tones in check. The Tehran portions would have been too grim without the humor, and the Hollywood scenes too flippant without the deadly stakes.
Full Review | Original Score: A
January 13, 2015
Much like his earlier directorial efforts, Gone Baby Gone and The Town, Affleck delivers a blockbuster with brains that's populated by nicely rounded characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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