By Darkola
Written October 12, 2012
This movie is a true story based on the 1979 hostage situation in Iran, where 6 hostiges managed to escape the embassy itself. The story itself deals with the 6 as they stay hidden in Iran, and the plan to go into Iran to try and rescue them 6 people. The story itself was an incredible story, well written and well produced. The acting was top notch throughout, this is a movie that I can easily see as being nominated for an acadamy award. Ben Affleck continues to amaze me with his acting skills, as he gets better with each movie I see him in, and he is flexible to play many parts, and also he is in my opinion one of the best directors out there. Remember when seeing this, that its based on actual events, there are parts alot of parts where things transpire at the very last second, if that is true or not, or what happened to certain people .. not sure they can really say, but all in all, I'd very highly recommend this movie and I would definitily give it 4 of 4 stars myself, enjoy :)
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By jan_s25
Written October 13, 2012
Many of us remember the sketchy snippets provided by our television news journalists - as we waited and watched, for tales of the six, but more for word of the remaining hostages. This, as I recall, was the first major international incident, in which Canada was admittedly a major player! Perhaps the fact that Mr. Ken Taylor is a fellow Albertan, with an already firmly established household name in the province, made the situation more firmly etched in our minds and hearts. "Argo," provides insight and depth into the terror but also the humanity of all ethnicities, through the recently released twist in plot. The political espionage is likely to be lost on the under 12 group. The cast, producers, directors and crew did an inspiring job of bringing the whole of it to us with unexpected turns, including bursts of comedy. Ben Affleck's performance was unparalleled, carrying an indelible role that may come to be one of the finest of classics! Stay for the credits!
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By ron_miami 2009
Written October 14, 2012
most of us had an idea on what went on during the hostage taking aftyer the fall of the Shah of Persia; however this movie, crowning Affleck's career, shows us a different aspect of that horrible situatuion. A few weeks ago, I read an interview of the CIA operative who was responsible for the Argo maneuver: it was real! the whole story is based on real facts! it is amazing how Ben and his team, with the support of Tony Mendez, was able to show us on the big screen how the whole idea and realization took place. don't miss it!
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By peter5992
Written October 13, 2012
Saw the movie this afternoon, with no real expectations of what I was getting into, and it is absolutely exceptional - you're glued to the seat right from the very first minute. Really one of the best movies I've seen in recent years. Very engaging on every level.
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By kcvino
Written October 16, 2012
Moved along quickly. Had a balance of humor and suspense. Loved it - especially since it was based on a true story. Don't leave after the credits - stay and see the real people who lived this movie - the casting was superb.
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