Terrific movie!

By SQ44
Written October 13, 2012
What a treat --- great stars, great acting, and, what a story (and it was based on a true one). If you see this movie, make sure to watch the credits at the end.....very interesting. Ben A. did a wonderful job of acting and directing this one!
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Nicely Done

By jcmeggers
Written October 01, 2014
Not a huge Ben Affleck fan, but he did a good job with this one. Well paced, suspenseful (although you more or less know the outcome at the beginning) and builds nicely to the ending. Both my wife and I enjoyed it.
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By f1dreamerbob
Written October 13, 2012
I wanted to see this movie because of it's political ramifications, especially with a presidential election not too far in our future. I went in knowing that the movie is based on a true story and even though this is a Hollywood production, I needed to view it as a semi-documentary. Although the end result was a satisfactory one from a human life aspect, I found it very disappointing in that how weak our government was in dealing with this situation. I thought the movie was prodding at times and my wife had to wake me up on three different occasions. What the movie did do for me is solidify my belief in the fact that this part of the world and their extremist views is something that the US will have to defend itself for not only through my lifetime, but for generations to come. I would not recommend seeing this movie at a theater, but would wait for a DVD release. I feel testament to this is the fact that tickets for this movie were on $6 for the matinee.
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By mg165
Written August 29, 2014
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.
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Perfectly timed film!

By liznigro
Written October 13, 2012
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.
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