Written April 25, 2017
I remember the event as if it were yesterday. Since the real facts were disclosed in 1997, I really only thought it was the Canadians acting on their own, saved the day. Always like Ben but now he has elevated himself to top of the line.
Recomend Argo highly.
Written May 30, 2016
Even though I am old enough to remember what happened, this movie keeps you on the edge of your seat. I loved it. Very exciting movie. Your really need to see it.
Written July 28, 2016
Ben Affleck's best, a humorous, suspenseful portrayal of the Iranian hostage situation during the Carter administration. His character is world-weary, but cool and confident he can rescue a group of the hostages. He just has to figure out how, and comes up with the idea of pretending to make a fake movie, scouting for a location in Iran. Given the recent terrorist attack on our embassy in Libya, I felt real terror as the Iranian mob broke into the embassy, and the occupants struggled in their final moments of freedom to calculate their next move-- before their possible deaths. That cloud of fear hangs over the film, even as you enjoy the darkly humorous moments.
Written January 19, 2017
Despite knowing the outcome of the real life story, this movie still had me on the edge of my seat. The pacing was perfect, and it managed to balance the seriousness of the political situation with well-placed humor and human moments. Rather than overloading the movie with A-list celebs, they made the smart decision to use more character actors who told the story without overshadowing it. Seeing as this is only the third film Ben Affleck has directed, there should be many Oscars coming his way in the future.
Written January 17, 2017
a masterpiece. Both the truth upon which it's based as well as the film in all aspects are incredible. The plan worked because people embraced the impossible with passion and dedication [and thankfully our technology was not then what it is today]. Good to see Affleck reconnect with the genius he showed with "Good Will Hunting". A spot on cast!