Written October 15, 2012
Beautifully done. We lived through this era. Americans were much calmer about the dangers of the Middle East because we hadn't been attacked on our soil. So, the reaction wasn't panic or war. We were angry and it was used for political fodder to bring down Carter.
Affleck did a great job capturing the times, the look and the feel of a real crisis being handled by professionals. It should be a must see for Americans because it explains why the Iranians hate us and also shows the beginning of the Fundamentalist stranglehold on the Iranian people.
That said, it is a quiet and somber film with no special effects, lots of good acting and intelligent directing. It is real life.
Written September 19, 2014
Although I lived through the Iran crisis and remember vividly the release of the hostages on January 20, 1981, I had no idea of what happened with the six Americans who were protected by the Canadian ambassador. This film is genius in portraying the true events. Ben Affleck and George Clooney have created an outstanding documentary of a previously unknown event in American history.
Written January 26, 2015
Ben Affleck's best film to date. Very intelligent and well-crafted, solid performances, nicely paced and quite riveting. Ben Affleck delivered on screen and off in his role as Tony Mendez and in the director's chair. This is a movie that definitely lives up to the hype.
Written September 16, 2014
Very nicely done thriller. Well constructed and directed. It strays away a bit from the original story but it's nerve-wracking and keeps you on the edge of your seat almost all the time until the end.
Written January 02, 2013
This is the second time I've gone to see Argo and I LOVED it. Surely right up there with Lincoln for Best Picture Of The Year! It may be my all-time favorite movie.