Argo keeps audiences on the edge of their seat

16 Oct

Ben Affleck has accomplished himself as a great director with his two previous films, Argo being his best one yet. This incredible true story, takes place during the Iran Hostage Crisis of 1979. It follows Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck), a CIA specialist, who comes up with an idea to get six escapees hiding with the help of the Canadian embassador. The idea is to pose as a Canadian film producer scouting Iran to film a film sci-fi film called Argo. He must train each of them to play members of a film crew, or else be captured.

Affleck does an excellent job using archive footage, along with a meticulous eye for detail to create a believable and realistic film. The film is dialogue heavy, but it never feels tiresome, especially with Alan Arkin and John Goodman’s comic relief. The acting is the film’s strength and the suspense and tension built into the film keeps audiences on the edge of their seat.

WORD COUNT: 159

Adam’s Grade: A
Chuck’s Grade: A

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