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overrated thriller reenacting the 1979 iran hostage crisis, which should represent an optimal film conception in itself. but the boring 'argo' is clearly oscar bait: it should be gripping and eloquent; instead, it's stale, dreary and has surprisingly low stakes. while affleck impressed heavily with 'the town', this sludge lacks excitement, let alone magnitude of plot.
Argo is a truly outstanding true story about the Iranian hostage crisis in 1979. It's very well written with lot's of detail which recreates this historical event with vivid attention. The direction from Ben Affleck captures every part of this incredible story that's needed to see and he also gives a great performance in the lead role. The performances from the supporting actors Alan Arkin, Bryan Cranston and John Goodman are all great as well. The film is incredibly tense, exciting and downright suspenseful which is exactly what a lot of audiences will enjoy.
Based on a true incident in Iran in the late 70's / early 80's. The CIA decides to rescue 6 American Embassy employees who are hiding out in the house of the Canadian Ambassador to Iran after the embassy is over-run by Iranian "student" protesters. The angle they use is unique - play them off to the Iranian government as a Canadian film crew to allow them to get on a plane to freedom. The story is well written and suspenseful; the pacing is a bit slow, however the stellar performances of the ensemble cast overshadow that. This is good stuff.
This movie "ARGO" has been in my watching list for couple years. It's good movie people said and that's true. This film is based on true story of United State history called "Iran hostage crisis". I really like 3 minutes back ground story from the beginning it's such a good start. Some scenes are real footage just like the movie "Patriots Day". American will love Canada more after watching this movie. Thank you Canada.
This great entertainment of a movie would have been better had it been historically accurate. It feels like the only thing they got right were the names of the people involved. Nevertheless, it is a great script with great actors and direction
This is a well made and well acted movie. The entire cast did an amazing job and not only does Affleck stand out, but Goodman & Arkin are amazing together & Bryan Cranston is great in anything he does. Great telling of an international event.
Even before "Argo" was nominated for its 7 Oscars, I never really cared for Ben Affleck; matter of fact, I can't stand him (thinking he's all high & mighty). And even though this film won 3 Oscars including Best Picture, I'm not gonna watch for spite of... Ben Affleck; plus, I've heard there were some historical inaccuracies. But at least Ang Lee won Best Director for "Life of Pi", so it isn't much of a total loss.