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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Thriller, 10 Nov 2012
This review is from: Argo (DVD + UV Copy) [2013] (DVD)
Without doubt , "Argo" is the best film that I have seen this year. It ticked all the boxes for me - a tense,intelligent thriller,great acting and plenty of high drama. The backdrop to the film is the Iranian Revolution of 1979 and the capturing of US citizens by Islamic revolutionaries to be held as hostage until the USA extradited the former Shah back to Iran. After an angry mob stormed the US embassy and took the hostages, six US embassy staff escaped and fled to the home of the Canadian Ambassador who agreed to shelter them. Meanwhile back in the USA a CIA agent ,played superbly by Ben Affleck, comes up with the idea of going to Tehran and under the guise of scouting the city for a location for a new science fiction film called Argo, rescue the six fugitives by pretending that they were part of a Canadian film crew and flying them out of Iran. It is a high risk plan and there is great suspense and tension as it plays out. This film is based on a declassified true story which makes the film all the more incredible. "Argo" is a perfect thriller - its combination of history,politics and espionage is a winning one and the movie is paced and filmed superbly. This is a really good film that I would consider to be Oscar winning material.
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Initial post: 20 Jan 2013 17:00:30 GMT
Last edited by the author on 20 Jan 2013 17:01:42 GMT
History? I think not. History deals wth actual events in the manner in which they actually occurred. Excellent entertainment but to be taken with a VERY large pinch of salt in terms of historical accuracy, plus its' presentation of Iranians as being like something straight out of 28 days later was frankly reprehensible.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Feb 2013 19:35:37 GMT
Brummy D says:
cheaper from sainsburys

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Feb 2013 07:57:33 GMT
Going there in an hour. Will check it out.

Posted on 26 Feb 2013 12:20:10 GMT
Wintermute says:
As per D.S. Rushbrooke. This is yet another Hollywood rewrite of actual events which paint the British in a bad light. The British diplomats did NOT turn the Yanks away, they actually went out on a limb and gave them shelter; but hey, why let the facts get in the way of Hollywood bull****.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Feb 2013 15:41:41 GMT
Last edited by the author on 26 Feb 2013 15:42:41 GMT
Prime Cod says:
I love how America is today. They make movies where they portray their "enemies" (i.e. countries who have different ideas to them and want to live independently fron their global economic and political system) like zombies and their so called "allies" as bad guys. It seems they don't like anyone in the world and don't want any friends. How sad. I think we should treat them like we treated the Soviet Union during the Cold War. It's obvious they don't want any friends and want to be left alone in a corner to sulk...lol

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Mar 2013 11:52:07 GMT
Even cheaper with illegal download!!

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Mar 2013 11:54:53 GMT
I think one should congratulate on the director for being one of the very few directors whose movie won Oscar but did have a low feedback on public's opinion (amazone website); I think dirty hands of American politicians were behind the Oscar process!!
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