39. Argo (2012)

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7.8 Enjoyable and intriguing
  • Acting 7.6
  • Directing 8.1
  • Story 7.7
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Starring: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman

Director: Ben Affleck

Running Time: 120 mins


Argo is an American film about the true story of an FBI agent who organises the creation of a fake movie in Iran in order to get six American fugitives out of Iran.

This film was very highly acclaimed in the Oscars this year, so I was very expectant, and I was slightly disappointed by it.

I am fascinated by the situation of the Middle East in the 1970s, which meant that I was already aware of the story of this film, which took away a little bit of the suspense and excitement that I was meant to feel watching this film.

However, the film was directed and written fantastically, and I enjoyed watching it as a film, which is why I have rated it so highly despite not feeling the full force of the tension from the story, so I’ll be giving it a 7.8.

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