Sunday, October 21, 2012

Movie review: "Argo"

Considering every time we go to the movies we end up watching a kids' movie, getting out of the house and going to see an "adult" movie was a must...so we picked the much talked about, ARGO, starring Ben Affleck, who also directed the movie...and what a great job he did, both acting and directing....
"Argo" is based on the true story of the rescue mission of 6 Americans during the Iran Hostage Crisis of 1979-1981....The 6 Americans were able to escape from the USA embassy in Tehran (and were hiding at the Canadian embassy) while it was being taken over by rebel Iranians, demanding the extradition of the Shah, who was given asylum in the US.
The movie revolves around the CIA's mission to bring these 6 people back to America through an operation called "Argo", which consisted of posing as a Hollywood production team in order to rescue these 6 Americans in hiding...
The main character is Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck), who was the main creator and executor of the rescue mission.  He goes to Iran and provides each one of the 6 Americans with a fake cover and coaches them through the mission...In the end, they're able to escape and Mendez is given a special award by the CIA... (that's the short version, of course!)
The movie has moments of tension, intensity, mystery and laughter.. it is just so well written.. I loved that they squeezed humor into this masterpiece and the whole thing was thrilling and kept me on the edge of my seat for 2 hours...
 I strongly recommend this movie.. I think it's one of the best I've seen this year...
I give it 5 out of 5 stars! A MUST see!

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