The movie good?:
Good movie. I think my 120 minutes well spent that night.
However, I wouldn’t pick Argo to win the Oscar.
Tell me, it is worth watching?:
Yes. The movie was based on historical event, so at one point you’re knowing about the 1979/80′s Iran hostage crisis, EVENTHOUGH it has tons of inaccuracies regarding the events and about Iran. But still an entertaining, nerve wracking suspense movie.
86 out of 100 (7.9 user score)
ARGO (2012) plot:
Based on true events, “Argo” chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans, which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis—the truth of which was unknown by the public for decades. On November 4, 1979, as the Iranian revolution reaches its boiling point, oint, militants storm the U.S. embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage. But, in the midst of the chaos, six Americans manage to slip away and find refuge in the home of the Canadian ambassador. Knowing it is only a matter of time before the six are found out and likely killed, a CIA “exfiltration” specialist named Tony Mendez comes up with a risky plan to get them safely out of the country. A plan so incredible, it could only happen in the movies. (Warner Bros.)
ARGO (2012) Info:
Argo is a 2012 historical drama thriller film directed by Ben Affleck. This dramatization is adapted from U.S. Central Intelligence Agency operative Tony Mendez‘s book The Master of Disguise and Joshuah Bearman‘s 2007 Wired article The Great Escape. The latter deals with the “Canadian Caper,” in which Mendez led the rescue of six U.S. diplomats from Tehran, Iran, during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis.
The film stars Affleck as Mendez with Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, and John Goodman in supporting roles, and was released in North America to critical and commercial success on October 12, 2012. The film was produced by Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck, and George Clooney. The story of this rescue was also told in the 1981 television movie Escape from Iran: The Canadian Caper, directed by Lamont Johnson.
Argo has been criticized for its historical inaccuracies, especially for minimizing the role that the Canadian embassy played in the rescue and for falsely claiming that the American refugees were turned away by the British and New Zealand embassies. (Wikipedia)
Director: Ben Affleck
Writers: Chris Terrio (screenplay), Tony Mendez (based on a selection from “The Master of Disguise” by), Joshuah Bearman (based on the Wired Magazine article “The Great Escape” by)
Stars: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Victor Garber
Language: English, Persian
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Won Movie of the Year – AFI Awards 2013
Won Best Motion Picture – Academy Awards 2013
Nominated Best Film – Australian Film Institute 2013
Nominated Best Foreign Film – Awards of the Japanese Academy 2013
Won Best Film – BAFTA Awards 2013
Won Best Picture – Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards 2013
Won Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger) – César Awards 2013
Won Best Motion Picture – Drama – Golden Globes 2013