Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Argo (Review)

Movie: Argo
Directed by: Ben Affleck
Actors: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, John Goodman
Screenplay: Chris Terrio (Basedon on a Real story)
Running Time: 2 hours & 1 Minute

"Can a CIA Exfiltration specialist's bizzare plan of rescuing 6 american refugees from Iranian Revolution pull of?"

Rating: 8/10 (A Must Watch)

"This sounds so bizzare, that it might actually work!" ejacuates one of the characters at one point in the movie. The mere idea of saving 6 American refugees from Iran was so bizzare that anyone would ask if it could ever happened. And yet it did. The very fact that its a true story makes the movie more spectacular than it is.

There's a constant sense of tension that keeps building with the ticking movie, even though you can kind of predict what's going to happen in the end. Here comes the tough job of being a thriller movie for Argo, even with a predictable plot, Argo manages to create the thrills with its music, acting and some superb editing which all together make Argo a gripping tail of exfilteration if not surprising.

The screenplay & editing great here. The shift from a tense refugee environment to a hollywood setting on the sets of Star Wars to a CIA. The transitions are just the right kind and at right moments. Seldom hitting a false note, Argo is both evenly paced & entertaining, the hollywood part could have been snappier though.

Argo's a true story iron-cast to be adapted into a movie Its probably the simplest most exciting plot one could think of for an exfiltration mission thriller & yet its all true not much was cooked up.

Watch Argo for some superb performances & an entertaining and thrilling movie.   

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