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Argo Reviews

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January 13, 2015
With star -- and the film's director -- Ben Affleck sporting his best bushy beard and playing a genial spook, Argo turns out to be an enjoyable and polished spy thriller.
January 13, 2015
Argo doesn't quite match Gone Baby Gone or The Town for quality but that just shows how much of an impression the one time star of Bounce has made in the director's chair.
January 13, 2015
A smart, gripping thriller and further proof that Ben Affleck is as adept behind the camera as he is in front of it.
January 13, 2015
Argo is one of this year's must-see films which, unlike most, is tremendous entertainment.
January 13, 2015
The staging of the actual airport getaway is flawless and thrilling; in recreating it Affleck is blunt in depicting the hatred fueling the hunt for remaining Americans on Iranian soil.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 13, 2015
Affleck's eye as a director is relentlessly curious, constantly looking for the details that sell the emotion or the tension or the subtext, and it feels like he's become very confident.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 13, 2015
[An] exceedingly good period thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 13, 2015
Argo is crackerjack entertainment deserving of both awards and box office as it offers up two hours of laughs, suspense and history in an extremely enjoyable package.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 13, 2015
Argo certainly isn't a film to be dismissed, the interesting moments should be enough to pull you through, but a film like this, about this story, with this cast, really had the potential to be much more.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
January 13, 2015
Ben Affleck has delivered a knuckle-muncher of a thriller and a satire on Hollywood, both in one unlikely package.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 13, 2015
The acting of the ensemble cast -- led strongly by Affleck, who also directed the picture -- is faultless. No one steals a scene. Everyone picks one up, runs with it a while, and hands it to someone else.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 13, 2015
Argo is consistently tense, entertaining and watchable. After Gone Baby Gone, The Town and now this, Affleck is a bigger star behind the camera than in front of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 13, 2015
Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction. And sometimes it isn't, and it must be bent and twisted out of shape until any authenticity becomes purely theoretical.
January 13, 2015
Even though the ending is well known, Affleck masterfully maintains the tension, tempering it with welcome laughs provided by two veteran filmmakers involved in the scheme (Alan Arkin and John Goodman).
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 13, 2015
Argo is extremely savvy entertainment, deftly blending showbiz satire with street-level suspense sequences.
January 13, 2015
The cast helps to keep things moving -- particularly the hilarious interplay between Arkin and Goodman. And is it me, or should Bryan Cranston be in every film released?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 13, 2015
Affleck's resurgence continues with a solid third directorial outing, and great performances from the entire cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
January 13, 2015
Only two scenes do more than hint at the poetic potential of the premise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 13, 2015
Extraordinarily suspenseful, extremely well-told and effortless in its complex tonal balance, Argo is a captivating and thoughtful true-life drama that boasts a story so astonishing, it could only be told in the movies.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 13, 2015
Let's just say that the movie's final section is so nail-bitingly tense, thanks to a skillful combination of acting, writing and crosscutting, that it puts Affleck in the big leagues as a director.
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