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Argo Reviews

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½ April 16, 2018
Somewhat entertaining although not factual.
April 16, 2018
Amazing movie that educates while it entertains. Argo is dramatic, well-acted, educational, and even funny at times.
½ April 11, 2018
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.
March 16, 2018
Superb film. The plan seems utterly preposterous but I was on the edge of my seat until the end. The courage and audacity of those involved in the actual events was well conveyed by the film.
½ March 10, 2018
Interesting, but not overly impressive. Also, the film's historical inaccuracies are heavily overlooked.
½ February 18, 2018
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.
February 3, 2018
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.
½ January 30, 2018
An interesting historical drama dealing with conflicts between USA and Iran. Good acting and some tense moments towards the end cover for some of the slower filler scenes.
AAW GGWD AFI 1001
½ January 13, 2018
Awesome; left the Tony's Family history back and that's the only big mistake.
January 8, 2018
Great and energetic, exciting.
½ December 31, 2017
Solid film but to me it was a little unspectacular and unsurprising.

It looks great, and has solid performances however.
December 18, 2017
Puntaje Original: 7.5

Con una trama intensa e intrigante, Argo es la película ideal para mantenerte pegado a la pantalla y atraparte en la historia heroica de estos personajes.
November 28, 2017
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.
½ November 27, 2017
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
½ November 20, 2017
A masterfully directed, and very intense movie! Ben Affleck is a great director!
½ October 23, 2017
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.
½ October 13, 2017
Great movie - It 's smart and intense. It's made even better because it's actually based on a true story.
October 8, 2017
With his third remarkable feature film, Ben Affleck shines both as a director and actor in this tense, exciting and darkly humorous story with attention to detail and fine characters.
September 21, 2017
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.
September 10, 2017
Very suspenseful and gripping with a almost unbelievable true story
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