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Argo Reviews

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January 8, 2013
Affleck spins the absurd true story into an engrossing espionage thriller that would be utterly ridiculous if the stakes weren't literally life-or-death.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 8, 2013
After Gone Baby Gone, The Town and now this directorial-best, Affleck is establishing himself as a major craftsman.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 4, 2013
Affleck himself turns in a quietly impressive movie star performance. Tony Mendez is a kind of anti-Bourne, comfortable with his anonymity, living off his wits, not his fists.
January 4, 2013
Affleck inserts such thoughtful commentary and ideas unobtrusively into his film; there's no ideological ball-peen hammer from the filmmaker to drive his beliefs into the audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 4, 2013
Argo expertly builds tension and makes you wonder whether the mission will succeed.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 4, 2013
There are many heroes in Ben Affleck's spunky, polished political thriller. But the biggest hero is Hollywood itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 2, 2013
A strong yet uneven effort...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 31, 2012
We are invested in this rescue mission not simply because these are fellow Americans in peril, but also because Argo takes the time to make each person behind enemy lines unique and authentic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 29, 2012
An edge-of-your-seat thriller not to be forgotten at Oscar time!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
December 28, 2012
'Argo' only clocks in at a two-hour running time and tells a much better story than the films that over-stuff audiences with nearly three-hours.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
December 26, 2012
Second billing to unabashed jingoism
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 17, 2012
This may be the most geek-friendly movie that never did the rounds at Comic-Con.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 8, 2012
When Tony (Ben Affleck) lands in Tehran and trains the frightened Americans to play their parts as a Canadian film crew, Argo compares the ruses run by governments and movie studios.
December 4, 2012
The whole thing is paced like a whip, and the third act may literally be the most suspenseful piece of film I've ever seen - and yes, I have seen Rear Window. Recommended without any reservation for every and any cinemagoer.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
November 26, 2012
A terrific supporting cast, especially the non A-list actors, make the dramatic license taken justified and redeem Affleck for miscasting himself in the hero's role.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
November 19, 2012
A brilliant thriller that's based on a historical incident, 'Argo' is one of the best films of 2012.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 12, 2012
A wonderfully lively and engrossing movie ...
November 11, 2012
An enthralling and deliciously entertaining movie -- and a deserved triumph for its star and director.
November 10, 2012
Functional.
November 9, 2012
The details make for a rip-roaring story, which Affleck invests with old-school directorial Úlan.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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