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Argo Reviews

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October 12, 2012
Argo may be a good film that was just viewed by someone who isn't its target audience, but in the meantime feels like another Ben Affleck related project that's being over praised because of who's attached to it and its bureaucratic subject matter.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
October 11, 2012
Undeniably rousing, but deeply irresponsible, Argo fans the flames surrounding historical events likely to still remain raw in the memory of many viewers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 11, 2012
It's the definition of far-fetched popcorn-patriotic heroics.
October 10, 2012
"Argo" is one more example of how Hollywood waters down its movies for mass consumption. They need to try harder. Much, much harder.
Full Review | Original Score: C
November 1, 2012
There is an intelligent, funny film waiting to come out of this story; it will have to keep waiting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 10, 2012
Argo is just so-so.
December 26, 2012
Second billing to unabashed jingoism
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 13, 2015
Only two scenes do more than hint at the poetic potential of the premise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 11, 2012
Fact-based but politically cautious.
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.
October 11, 2012
...a deeply myopic view of the world, one focused through a distinctly - and distorted - American lens.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 9, 2012
Out in the audience, you never shake the feeling-partly intentional-that Argo itself is swaddled in a kind of phony ersatzness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 30, 2012
Affleck has paraded well beyond dramatic liberties into a thick confetti of parochial myth-making, and it's disconcerting to see how content he appears to be with trading fact for fiction.
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.
October 19, 2012
Hats off to Argo, a taut, clever new film directed by and starring Ben Affleck, for deftly, constructing historical realism five minutes into the narrative and locking us into that frantic period of 1979.
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 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
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
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