Film Review: Argo

A film nominated for many awards, Oscars, Golden Globes, BAFTAs, etc and after watching, I can safely say that it is well deserving of all of them.

It dramatises the hostage situation in 1979 in Iran, where sixty odd people were being held hostage in the US Embassy in Tehran, and six others had escaped and were hiding in the Canadian Ambassador's house. Also in the capital.

Enter the CIA, who are tasked with getting the six "houseguests" out of Iran. To help create a cover, they go to Hollywood for help.

Direction, script, score were all taut and tight to match the heightened circumstances of this story, based on true events. Well done to Ben Affleck, Chris Terrio and Alexandre Desplat, for their outstanding work here.

To add to this magnificence, Mr Affleck, along with himself as the main character, has assembled a great cast, Bryan Cranston,John Goodman, Alan Arkin, Clea DuVall, Zelijko Ivanek, Tate Donovan and Victor Garber.

All are their characters, doubly the houseguests, who had to become someone else, under the stress of being discovered as being American.

This is a film of the highest quality and proves, if it needed to be, that well made films are still out there and still being made.


  1. This quote is from another film of the same quality, also based on true events.

    “Forrest Bondurant: I thought I walked.”


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