Movie Review: Argo

Argo is a dramatization of a true story involving the escape of six US Embassy staffers who were hidden at the home of the Canadian ambassador when our own embassy in Tehran was overrun in 1979.

Produced almost as a documentary, it is intensely engrossing as Ben Affleck (director and lead actor) uses every cinematic and theatrical device at his disposal to keep you on the edge of your seat… and with occasionally humorous moments, courtesy of Alan Arkin and John Goodman.

Forget the Hollywood explosions of so many action films today.  Instead, Argo has a solid story, effective acting, and the excitement of a classic thriller that is grounded in the historical context of our lives.

This is a movie well worth seeing – with or without a date.  But if you do bring a lady friend, be prepared for some high-tension hand squeezing!

 

2 Comments

  1. After a few friends went to see this movie and I couldn’t go, I went to see it by myself. Although I knew the story and the out come, I sat on the edge of my seat waiting for the expected outcome.

    Excellent movie to see with or without a date. Just don’t go with someone who likes to argue politics.

  2. Terrance Spaziani

    argo is a great movie, i really love the action and storyline..

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