October 21, 2012
Compelling depiction of bravery and wit
The attempt to stay true to history is apparent in Argo, and the movie also engages the audience from scene 1 through the end. It's definitely worth seeing in a theater. The actors exhibit emotions, insecurities, and youthful decision-making (sometimes good, sometimes bad). The movie, based on the Iran hostage crisis during Carter's term, highlights the genius of Tony Mendez who refuted other suggestions to get the hostages out and even defied orders to not go through with his plan. He knew it was right and was willing to take the gamble for the sake of those men and women. The incredible preparations are well shown in the movie to allow the viewer to feel a part of the happenings. The climax (while still knowing the ending) plays out in an intense manner evoking happiness and perhaps tears. Ben Affleck even has moments to poke fun at the Hollywood industry, including directors which is funny since he directed this film. Enjoy the movie.
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