Argo Movie Reviews



Release Date: Oct 12, 2012

Genre: Drama

Rating: (R)

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  • 4
    This is a surprisingly good film. Surprising because I lived through that era when the Iran Hostage were the lead news story again and again. Republican's capitalized on it in Reagan's defeat of Carter. Certainly there was enough wrong with the Carter administration, but you will learn things watching this movie that we didnt know at the time, Knowing that the rescue of our own was not the Republican accomplishment they claimed is telling.
  • 1
    The day Carter left office,the hostages were released, as the new President was Ronald Reagan, and the terrorists knew what would happen to them, if they continued with the hostage taking.
  • 4
    I really did not expect to like this film as much as i did. My friend really wanted to see it and knowing his taste I thought his film will be full of shooting and chase scenes but it was nothing like that. I think this film was one of the best films I have seen this year. The movie has a great story and it is also extremely entertaining and it has one of the best casts I have seen, they worked so well together. It is a very cohesive and technically amazing film and I was very impressed by Ben Affleck’s abilities as a director and an actor.
  • 5
    I didn't want to go to this movie. Thought I would be smothered with politics and we are getting enough of that already.
    I am glad my wife talked me into it. I must have lived in a cave or something. This is a true happening and I didn't know about it. Of course I knew our people had been taken but did not know about the rescue of some.
    Very interesting, tense at times, and funny at other times.
    I am glad we went.
  • 3
    It is a movie specifically made to be released during election season. Purpose - to make a Democratic President (Carter) look better than he really is.
    Not a bad movie, but the misleading statements at the end of the movie (after they've gotten everyone out of Iran) by ex-Prez Carter, is enough to make me dislike the movie. I feel I'm being generous to give this 3 stars instead of 2.
    Remember, when Affleck and Clooney are the producers, you know it's a Left-Friendly movie.
  • 5
    This movie will bring you to the edge of your seat and shows extreme tension as well as excitement! Ben Affleck brings you his latest offering Argo, which is a based on a true story. The action takes place during the 1979 Iranian Revolution as a US embassy in Tehran is overrun by Islamic militants. Six American staff escape and hole up with Canadian ambassador Ken Taylor, but with no clear way to get out of the country, CIA exfiltration whizz Tony Mendez hatches a unique plan to bust them out. He'll stage a location scout in Iran for a fake movie using key crew roles as the hostages' cover; and the rest, you will have to find out by watching this incredible film.
  • 5
    I really like Argo. I like Ben Affleck's performance as well as the others and (spoiler alert) it's a nail biter on how he'll get the six Americans out safely away from being caught. Come Oscar time,this movie will deserve to be nominated.
  • 4
    This is a drama that chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans, which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis. The film is based on true events and it is extremely suspenseful and engaging. I had a great time watching this film and highly recommend seeing it in the theaters. It has been a long time since I saw a film that was this well made and acted and it was a real pleasure to watch it. It recreates perfectly the mood of the era and has great action in the same time. The film has tension, sincerity, mystery, it is entertaining and very well made, basically I have absolutely no complaints about it. This film is definitely worth seeing on the big screen and telling your friends about.
  • 5
    Wow, this film was absolutely incredible and I highly recommend seeing it in the theaters. I did not know much about this film except that it was based on true events of Iranian hostage crisis in 1979 and the operation to rescue 6 Americans. I could not believe this film was based on true events, that was completely crazy and awesome and definitely made this film that much better to watch. I thought the film had a great balance between action, cleverness, tension, mystery, and sincerity. I was highly impressed by the actors in this film as well and Ben Affleck was amazing in this film. Overall I give this film 5 out of 5 stars.
  • 5
    This one is a standing ovation if ever there was one this year! Wotta amazing movie! The thing I liked the best about this movie was how it showed the importance of diplomacy in dealing with enemies. A lot of people think that the best way to get what you want is through sheer brute force. Argo shows how a really smart and innovative group of individuals does the unthinkable by creating a grand lie and going into enemy territory to save their fellow Americans. There is so much to say about how the human mind works and how there are so many better ways to go about achieving good ends without destructive means. This is a powerful movie because the message shows how there are better ways of doing things than we are used to. Ben Affleck should definitely score Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor. Kudos to him, he has come a long, long way.

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