Argo

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ARGO is based on true events which unfolded behind the scenes during the life-or-death attempt to rescue six Americans in Iran. As the Iranian revolution reaches its boiling point on November 4, 1979, militants storm the U.S. embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage. In the midst of the chaos, six Americans manage to slip away and find refuge in the home of the Canadian ambassador. Knowing it is only a matter of time before the six are found out and likely killed a CIA specialist Tony Mendez came up with a risky plan to get them safely out of Iran.

It has a lot of humor and it is amazingly thrilling and suspenseful even if you know what happens at the end. Each scene smoothly moves to the other, building tremendous tension. It is quite an accomplishment, especially if you know how the story ends. Even if you know the ending for the six American hostages, the suspenseful journey of Argo is worth the watch.Argo 2

Although the film is essentially a nail-biter, it has a comic core. John Goodman and Alan Arkin provided a funny and humorous diversion. The film is gripping from the opening siege on the U.S. embassy and doesn’t let go. The tension is carefully built by Ben Affleck’s direction; the tension is moderated with wonderful dialogue between John Goodman and Alan Arkin. Ben Affleck played his part very well as the agent who has so many lives in his hands.

Argo 5This is an intelligent movie that is not only entertaining but also provides a glimpse into an important moment during the Iran hostage crisis.

Ben Affleck directed the film and also stars as Tony Mendez. John Goodman stars as John Chambers and Alan Arkin stars as Lester Siegel.Argo 4
The film has7 Oscar Nominations:
Actor In a Supporting Role

Best Picture

Film Editing

Music (Original Score)

Sound Editing

Sound Mixing

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

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  4. Cameron Girl says:

    The movie is very suspenseful and it did it beautifully, you couldn’t ask for much more out of this film, well deserving of the Oscar best picture.

  5. Willy H says:

    Movie is good but not great. I have never became emotionally attached with any of the characters. I neither liked nor hated them.

  6. Sal says:

    It seemed like you are watching a movie made in the late seventies with lots of attention to details. I was not a huge Ben Affleck fan prior to this movie, but he deserves to be recognized. He deserved to win the Golden Globe but was not nominated for the Oscar. The movie tells an interesting story and keeps you in suspense even though you probably know how it will turn out.

  7. Jessica says:

    Argo is possibly the most accurate depiction of how the CIA operates. Amazing performances by the casts: Affleck, Cranston, Arkin, and Goodman. Ben Affleck is truly turning into one of the better directors in Hollywood.

  8. David M says:

    Affleck was robbed for not getting an Oscar nomination. Ben Afflek has shown in the past few years that he can direct a movie and with every movie he directs he gets more recognition. Next movie Affleck directs he should be going home with an Oscar.

  9. Sal says:

    It’s intriguing, interesting and amazingly well done. From the start it established a set drama to 120 minutes of strong contact with late history. The cast was beyond appropriate. The cinematography kept the real from the true story providing a trustworthy feeling. I liked this film very much.

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