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Argo [2012 film] by Ben Affleck

Argo [2012 film] (2012)

by Ben Affleck (Director/Actor), Chris Terrio (Screenwriter)

Other authors: Omid Abtahi (Actor), Alan Arkin (Actor), Kerry Bishé (Actor), Rory Cochrane (Actor), Bryan Cranston (Actor)7 more, Christopher Denham (Actor), Tate Donovan (Actor), Clea DuVall (Actor), Victor Garber (Actor), John Goodman (Actor), Scoot McNairy (Actor), Sheila Vand (Actor)

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Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1980. (IMDb) ( )
  DrLed | Nov 5, 2017 |
A fake movie production is used as a cover to extract Americans from Iran.

Its strong point, the suspense that everyone seems to love about it, didn't work for me. Nothing unexpected ever happens, and there's no attempt to make you care about the characters. For a scenario this novel, it's surprising how they managed to force it into a perfectly-predictable, paint-by-number movie script. It's a good movie, but I don't feel it does anything that a documentary wouldn't have done better.

Concept: B
Story: D
Characters: D
Dialog: B
Pacing: A
Cinematography: B
Special effects/design: B
Acting: B
Music: B

Enjoyment: B

GPA: 2.7/4 ( )
  comfypants | Nov 25, 2015 |
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Affleck, BenDirector/Actorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Terrio, ChrisScreenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Abtahi, OmidActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Arkin, AlanActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bishé, KerryActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cochrane, RoryActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cranston, BryanActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Denham, ChristopherActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Donovan, TateActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
DuVall, CleaActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Garber, VictorActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Goodman, JohnActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McNairy, ScootActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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A CIA operative creates a plan to rescue six Americans trapped in an embassy in Iran by having them pose as members of a film crew.

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