Argo: Reviewed

I finally went to see “Argo” the other night, and, it was worth the wait.  In fact, it’s probably the best movie I’ve seen in the last three or four years.

Based on a true story resulting from the American hostage situation in Iran in 1979, Ben Affleck’s ability for storytelling has most likely ascended to the ranks of Academy Award status.

This movie features the best fifteen minute opening sequence since “Saving Private Ryan.”  And the final fifteen minutes are just as riveting.  In between is movie gold.  It’s one of those movies you hope never ends.

Affleck directs and stars, and Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, and Alan Arkin are sensational.

Run, don’t walk, to see this film.

Argo:  4.5 out of 5

Carmike Theater

Popcorn, Diet Coke, Chocolate Covered Almonds (Don’t judge me.  The lady did a masterful job of upselling me on some kind of combo deal.)

5 thoughts on “Argo: Reviewed

  1. Very well-done film. Even though I knew how the story ended, I was on the edge of my seat wandering if they got out! My only nits were the self-indulgent shots of Affleck putting on his shirt and sitting in his hotel room.

  2. Great movie if you can get past Ben Affleck’s inflated ego which unfortunately infiltrates his character in the movie.

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