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07 November 2012
Certificate 15
Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Rory Cochrane, Scoot McNairy
Ben Affleck
Chris Terrio


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Genres Drama, Thriller

Film synopsis November 4, 1979. As the US Embassy in post-revolution Tehran falls to a mob of Ayatollah-supporting students, six officers slip out and seek sanctuary with the Canadians. It is up to the CIA’s Tony Mendez (Affleck) to extract them from the country before they are discovered by the Revolutionary Guards. The plan? Create a fake movie, called Argo, and pretend they’re the crew.


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Faster. More intense.
Argo is a solid film, although it seems to be as much about making a cheap, knockoff SciFi movie in Hollywood as it does about the intricacies of covert hostage liberation. It's a strong story, very well told, and although it feels like it's lacking in frills occasionally, it's thoroughly engaging in a way that few films manage in 2012. The only actual downside is Affleck's lapses into sentimentality, and more pertinently, the thick layering of Sweeping Music To Tell You When To Feel Happy More

Posted by TheMightyBlackout at 22:40, 02 November 2012 | Report This Post

RE: 'Argo' doesn't pack quite the punch that The Town did.
Its a strong cast, but I wish Affleck didn't have to cast himself once again. Still need to see GBG, but felt the Town was really unremarkable. Maybe this one will convince me that he can have a future as a director.  More

Posted by ElephantBoy at 21:49, 22 October 2012 | Report This Post

'Argo' doesn't pack quite the punch that The Town did.
Having loved both The Town and Gone Baby Gone, I made sure I saw Argo in theaters. Personally, I felt it was less mature (or seasoned, for lack of a better word) than The Town. I don't mean to be negative. On a positive note, I enjoyed the film and look forward to Ben Affleck's future efforts.  More

Posted by movienut707 at 01:27, 19 October 2012 | Report This Post

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