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Argo

2012 thriller directed by Ben Affleck.

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Secret operation thrillingly brought to the screen

  • Mar 26, 2013
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During the 1979 take-over of the American Embassy in Tehran, six Americans escape and are hidden in the Canadian Embassy. The CIA hatches a plot to get them out by having them masquerade as members of a Canadian sci-fi film project.

What a stunning movie. It is unbearably tense and the ending left me breathless and in tears. Director/Star Ben Affleck does a wonderful job and it's all the more harrowing because it's a true story. John Goodman and Alan Arkin play Hollywood insiders and add a bit of much-needed humor in small roles. Argo won the 2013 Oscar for Best Picture and I enjoyed it very much.

  Ben Affleck
Secret operation thrillingly brought to the screen Secret operation thrillingly brought to the screen

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March 27, 2013
I liked this one quite a bit after FINALLY seeing it. I missed this in theaters somehow. I need to review this real soon.
March 27, 2013
I just saw it today. I wish I'd seen it in a theatre. I think the whole audience would have applauded and cheered at the end. I would.
 
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review by . October 12, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
If Argo did anything besides make me grab a complete stranger in the movie theater for fear of the hostages lives, it was prove once and for all that Ben Affleck is a great director.  He has proven his stuff in the past with Gone Baby Gone and The Town, but Argo has affirmed that he can direct the crap out of anything.  It has the perfect mix of tension, action, drama, and laughs and may be one of the best movies I have seen all year.  You may expect a dry telling of a hostage …
Quick Tip by . May 31, 2013
posted in Movie Hype
One of the films that I had missed in theaters was director Ben Affleck's "Argo", which by now have won the best picture award in the 2013 Oscars.      I realize that I am late in writing a full review for this film. "Argo" is an espionage drama based on real-events that took place in the late 70's and even has given some light to the tensions between Iran and the U.S. back then.      The film is impeccably executed, Affleck succeeds …
review by . December 29, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
Argo doesn't pump the brakes on any short notice. It's not one sided, it doesn't force the viewer to think more than it needs to, and it sure avoids a hostage crysis within the borders of our beloved theaters. It comfortably delivers a great dose of adrenaline by polishing one of the most interesting CIA stories of hot-zones extractions and intelligence gathering ever revealed to the press.             Ben Affleck, unlike in his career as …
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