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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Movie Review: Argo [or the Movie without Director]

A dramatization of the 1980 joint CIA-Canadian secret operation to extract six fugitive American diplomatic personnel out of revolutionary Iran. 


Writers: (screenplay), (book)
Stars: , ,

Argo (2012) on IMDb 

I have to start this saying that there's no logic to left Ben Affleck out of the race for the Oscar as Best Director, I mean is the Best Movie of the Year, all other Award Associations almost unanimously has been given the Movie the award as Best Movie.

It's Hollywood inside Hollywood. where CIA creates a fake movie to get into Iran Tony Mendez to help take out  6 Americans that manage to escape the US Embassy where  the Embassy were took by Iranian revolutionaries and 52 Americans were taken hostage for 444 Days . 

The occupiers bound and blindfolded the embassy Marines and staff and paraded them in front of photographers. In the first couple of days, many of the embassy staff who had snuck out of the compound or not been there at the time of the takeover were rounded up by Islamists and returned as hostages.[39] Six American diplomats did however avoid capture and found refuge at the nearby Canadian and Swedish embassies in Tehran for three months (Canadian caper). A joint Canadian government–Central Intelligence Agency covert operation managed to smuggle them out of Iran using Canadian passports and a cover story disguising them as a Canadian film crew on January 28, 1980. Wikipedia: The Irani Hostage Crisis

     Ben Affleck put the right pieces in the right place in the right time, so having them out of the Top 5 List of Directors is something that nobody understands. That's the reaction that pretty much everybody feels while watching the movie. Argo has also a great Cast, that work well together (that explain the SAG). John Goodman, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, Kyle Chandler, Victor Garber, Tate Donovan, Rory Cochrane, the same Ben Affleck are the reasons to watch this Film.

Great screenplay, great edition, acting, etc. Flawless.

Score: 10/10   


A video about the Iran Hostage Crisis (10 min)

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