Review by Barbara Snitzer
Argo is the best movie of the year- (so far).
Even though I knew the ending, I was still on the edge of my seat in suspense. That’s how good it is.
It was inevitable that a CIA operation about making a movie would become a movie itself. In the wrong hands, it could have been as bad as the fictional sci-fi movie “Argo” that was the cover for the clandestine operation.
Not only does Affleck have the directing chops, I think his achievement is partly due to his age. I am very close in age to Mr. Affleck, and I remember watching the Iranian hostage crisis unfold nightly on the news. I didn’t understand the history or politics that caused it (Affleck opens the film with an animated history lesson to bring everyone up to speed), but I remember its impact: the yellow ribbons, »
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