Argo Review

The Rabbit and Reel


Words by Anna Parker

It’s easy to cringe at the idea of a Ben Affleck film, after all he’s been involved in some shockers, but it’s worth remembering that Affleck is an Oscar winner and with ‘Argo’, he proves himself as a talented actor and director.

The film is based on the true story by a former CIA operative called Tony Mendez (Affleck) about the Iran hostage crisis where six US diplomats were rescued from Tehran in 1979.

One of the great strengths of the film is the narrative story which manages to maintain tension and suspense throughout, this is definitely not a film you can get bored with. Affleck, for his part, is unrecognisable, his pretty-boy good looks giving way to a beard and his performance is understated yet intense.

Needless to say the film builds up to a climax which will leave you biting your nails and the…

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