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Argo Reviews

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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.
January 13, 2015
With one of the better ensembles in recent memory, Affleck purposely gives his cast room to shine while not diminishing the risks Mendez took.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 13, 2015
Affleck, who directs as well as stars, conjures a denouement every bit as stomach-shredding as Skyfall's.
January 13, 2015
Fists will be clenched, jaws will be locked, breath will be held and hearts will palpitate, all while you sit on the edge of your seat. If Affleck has committed any cinematic sins in the past, Argo absolves him of them all.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 13, 2015
Affleck is becoming a more skillful director with each passing project, and in terms of both technical accomplishment and entertainment value, Argo is a worthy successor to his previous films, Gone Baby Gone and The Town.
January 10, 2014
While the plot of Argo sounds too unbelievable to be true, this fact-based story ends up as both compelling and as exciting as any adventure James Bond ever had.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 10, 2014
By not pandering sentimentality, Affleck has managed a task that, like its subject, seems impossible: He's taken what others would have turned into farce and emerged with one of the year's best pictures.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 10, 2014
Ben Affleck's wildly entertaining thriller Argo is further proof of the old Hollywood adage that fiction is stranger than truth after all.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 10, 2014
The film hits most of its comic notes on the backs of two Hollywood old-timers played by Alan Arkin and John Goodman, who clearly relish the opportunity to lampoon people they work with every day.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
July 20, 2013
This is mature, invigorating stuff, alternately tense, funny, stirring and ultimately very satisfying.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
June 23, 2013
This is premium, breathless entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
June 14, 2013
Entertaining and suspenseful in old-fashioned ways.
May 13, 2013
A superior effort in which Affleck seldom fails to maintain suspense.
Full Review | Original Score: A
March 31, 2013
The film, for all its ample smarts and solid academic craft, is just a great time at the movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 24, 2013
... a terrific piece of filmmaking.
March 21, 2013
Ben Affleck is one of this generation's best directors and "Argo" is a tight, engaging thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 23, 2013
Argo is director Ben Affleck's weakest effort by far, but still a well-made, performance-driven historical drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 19, 2013
The only reason to watch Argo is because it's heavily padded, and while it works pretty well regardless, I wouldn't hold that up as an example of high quality filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
February 11, 2013
Ben Affleck is a director who appreciates the art of storytelling and masters the rare virtue of restraint...
January 20, 2013
The sky's the limit for Ben Affleck right now, and its nothing less than he deserves.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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