Academy Award® Winner
Based on true events, "Argo" chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans, which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis--the truth of which was unknown by the... View more >
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Starring Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman... View more >
Academy Award® winner for:
* Best Picture
* Film Editing
* Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Academy Award® nominee for:
* Actor In a...
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"Argo" reminds me of watching the news on Television and the radio about the hostage crisis in Iran. 44 people are being held for 444 days until they are finally release. This movie isn't about the hostage crisis in Iran. it's about the six Americans who fled Iran with help from a CIA agent and Hollyood. Yes Hollywood. A lot of people had villianized Hollywood for many years, "Argo" is the first movie that has a postive spin on Hollywood. Ben Affleck who dircted this movie, also stars in this movie as the CIA agent who goes to Iran diguise as a Canadian movie producer with a fake science fiction movie called "Argo," and to convice the Iranians that he is a movie producer looking to film some scenes in that country. The protrayal of Iran is 1979 is harrowing. Mass shooting and hangings. It's like France in 1792 under the "Reign of Terror." The only thing missing is the gullotine. I heard the news back in 1980 that six Americans fled Iran. According to this movie which is directed by Affleck, who also directed the film, It's not easy. the scenes in the end as the American go though the airport is difficult to watch. This is Affleck's best work as director and he and this movie will get some Oscar buzz in the comming months.
Moved too slow, most exciting part was the last 20 minutes.
Not worth the time spent watching.
One of the best movies I've seen this year. An extremely well made, well acted movie. Very suspenseful while at the same time having moments of genuine humor. Ben Affleck has very quickly become one the best directors working today.
The story development was great and the suspense had us on the edge of our seats.