Written May 27, 2016
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!
Written November 26, 2015
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.
Written August 05, 2015
We all knew the outcome, but it didn't matter. It is a brilliantly constructed movie that easily merits the cliche "keeping you on the edge of your seat." The recreation of the atmosphere in Iran was superbly done. Even the 6 hiding Americans were made to look almost identical to their real counterparts as you will discover in an extended, informative epilogue. A unique aspect is the way comedy is effectively woven into this very serious story.
Written December 26, 2014
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.
Written June 26, 2016
It's a good thing I ate the box of candy BEFORE the movie started; the box was destroyed by the end. I recall the incident clearly. I was 5 yrs removed from college, and even then, had developed an appreciation for the hostility Persian students had for Americans. Carter's big mistake was granting asylum to the Shaw. Now, the rest of the story!