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Affleck directs another hit film

In 1978 violent protesters attacked the U.S. embassy in Iran.

 During the attack, six Americans escaped and found refuge with the Canadian ambassador.

 Argo is the true declassified story of the C.I.A’s plan to get them out. Ben Affleck, known for directing the heist flick “The Town”, takes up the role of director again for what may arguably be his best movie to date.

 The script is great–there is not a single cheesy line in the movie. It sucks you in and makes you really care for what’s going on. Its cinematography is nothing special, but that’s ok because it works well and there is little to no shaky cam.

 The story is what really stands out in a movie like this.  Argo is a part of American history that was not declassified until Bill Clinton became president.

 Argo is fun, fast paced and gripping. The cast is one of the best I have seen this year.  Affleck does a great job as C.I.A. agent Tony Mendez, proving that he is not a bad actor– he just picks some bad roles on occasion. The amazing Bryan Cranston, who is known for his role on the hit TV show Breaking Bad, proved that he is a great actor.

 Alan Arkin and John Goodman are a lot of fun as Hollywood executives that help the CIA.

 This movie had me on the edge of my seat.  It’s one of the best movies to come out this year. Usually historical pieces tend to be dry and don’t speak to most audiences, but considering the location of this film it really shows that our problems in the Middle East go beyond the last 11 years and that’s something I don’t think about often.  I recommend this movie—it’s awesome.

 4/5 stars

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