October 14, 2012
Gripping story well told
We loved Argo, excellent directing, acting, cinematography, screenplay with just the right balance of tension and humor, music, extras, the works. Location shots in Turkey, substituting for Baghdad, were gripping. Where did they get all of those angry people??? The story introduction reminds us why we are so hated in the Middle East, particularly in Iran where we helped topple a democratically elected government we did not like and put a monarch in power who turned out to be a disaster. Then, we rescued him so that the Iranians could not try him for his criimes against his people. This movie shows us just some of the results of that decision.
Apart from the politics, though, this is an excellent movie and Ben Affleck is to be commended for both the directing and his own acting. I would be surprised not to see many nominations for Academy Awards.
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