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Excellent Movie, a must see. Very suspenseful.
|9/10||meta@ - 18 reviews|
Ok, this is one of the perfect movies, it is so real you feel it's a documentary, the way they pictured Iran and the atmosphere of the revolution is so perfect, and the makeup and dresses, streets, cars, acting, even the scenario, it's all the 70th, really a "must see" film.
|10/10||ashraf_zaky@ - 12 reviews|
9.4.2013 - age: 36-49
Saw it by mistake. Once it started, thought I might as well stay and did not regret it. Pretty good movie, exciting although some hollywood treatment that was not essential...
|9/10||capitaine@ - 3 reviews|
29.3.2013 - age: 50+
Worth seeing, although very American. Stereotypical views of how Americans see Canadians, great for help, but not equals. Disappointing in this aspect.
|7/10||sandra_hansen2000@ - first review|
24.3.2013 - age: 36-49
One of the best movies of the year: A movie where story is NOT sacrificed for the sake of historical accuracy.
|9/10||yazeh.m@ - 20 reviews|
22.3.2013 - age: 36-49
I was so *engrossed* in this flick, I didn't even *recognize* Affleck (who I've seen many times on screen)! Boy, did the Canadians ever do US a solid! All this 'Ayatollah' talk also put me in mind of my own 'salad days' in grad school, driving around in my red Datsun 'fair lady' roadster, with a button I'd bought on the dash board. It had a picture of Khomeni, accompanied by two words: "ASSA HOLLAH."
|10/10||caroldorn@ - first review|
16.3.2013 - age: 50+
It was an exciting movie. Great acting, really told a story, unlike some movies you watch today.
|9/10||joseph@ - first review|
16.3.2013 - age: 13-17
Ben Affleck's directing was excellent. Exceptionally good acting throughout the movie.
|9/10||soni@ - 67 reviews|
13.3.2013 - age: 26-35
Highly overrated movie. Can anyone say anything about any of the hostages' characters? As close as they do look to the actual hostages, their personalities get 0 development. And the action movie techniques to get our hearts thumping a bit in the second half are artificial. I liked the Arkin character a lot, though.
|6/10||robinlornedick@ - first review|
13.3.2013 - age: 50+
Really surprised by how much I liked this movie. If you've been sitting on the fence about whether to see it or not I'd say go - we really enjoyed it and it kept us interested right to the very end.
|8/10||kewlnamesweretaken@ - 3 reviews|
10.3.2013 - age: 36-49
Plays like another US propaganda film. I remember the hostage crisis and seems to me it was all about Canada and Ken Taylor; really couldn't get past the inaccurate story telling to appreciate this film on any other level. Ben Afleck sure is cute though.
|3/10||rozzw@ - 85 reviews|
10.3.2013 - age: 50+
My heart was racing & my stomach was upset. Didn't know I was holding my breath until it was over & I could breathe again. Awesome movie! Loved every moment from beginning to end. Affleck was amazing; hell, everyone in the movie turned in award worthy performances. Between this movie & Flight, looks like John Goodman is carving out a nice character actor niche. Truly deserved Best Picture of the year!
|9/10||qvcpoor@ - first review|
9.3.2013 - age: 50+
Argo is probably one of the best movies I've ever seen. Granted, I don't know much about the original story which probably doesn't bias or affect my opinion as much as it did other people, but I thought it was a suspenseful, eye-opening film. It's dark, but yet still contains enough moments of comic relief. The film was very well made, and again I am wowed by the amazing talents of movie-makers. Whether it deserves Best Picture? I don't know, but you should go see it nonetheless.
|9/10||lisadimini@ - 21 reviews|
4.3.2013 - age: 13-17
A well made, well-acted, if skewed, account of the Iran hostage crisis. Former US president, Jimmy Carter, even stated during a televised interview that Canada was responsible for conceiving and implementing 90% of the plan this movie is based upon. Argo, however, glorifies the American 10% while belittling the Canadian efforts even to the point of mocking the "eh" word. The movie stands alone on its merits as a quality piece of filmwork but its pretentious and shameful manipulation of the true story is distasteful.
|7/10||crooker41@ - 161 reviews|
2.3.2013 - age: 36-49
A great movie to go watch, something based on historical events that makes me proud to be a canadian. As it showed the trials and tribulations the captives in the american embassy had to go through. I loved the detailed plot and flow of the movie. Well done.
|8/10||judeghia2013@ - first review|
1.3.2013 - age: 26-35
Best Picture? This is a movie about Americans rewriting history to make themselves heroes. The CIA discussing how "The Canadians are getting cold feet" was especially galling. John Sheardown is the man behind the story but mysteriously his character did not appear.
|1/10||jkat288@ - 7 reviews|
27.2.2013 - age: 26-35
Very very suspenseful! I was at the edge of my seat for most of this movie.
|8/10||dee@ - 8 reviews|
27.2.2013 - age: 26-35
It's a bad year in the film industry when this wins the Best Film Oscar. (Not as bad as the year Titanic won, however!) Based on a true story? Maybe... but so was The Lion King: once there was a lion in Africa; the rest was made up. If you like edge-of-your-seat action and don't care about historical accuracy, you will enjoy the movie. If you want a movie that tells a gripping story more or less following the actual events, you will be groaning painfully from start to finish. Go see Zero Dark Thirty instead.
|6/10||rbmack@ - 4 reviews|
27.2.2013 - age: 50+
This movie is another example of Americans rewriting history and making themselves the heroes. Jimmy Carter, the president at the time, said that 90% of the success of this rescue was due to the Canadian ambassador and government. And yet Canada barely gets a mention. Watch this movie for fun, but it is a long, long way from the truth.
|6/10||ghostframe@ - 5 reviews|
26.2.2013 - age: 50+
This movie was OK... but not worth a best picture Oscar. There was nothing remarkable about it and the acting was mediocre at best. I think it got the Oscar because everyone thought poor Benny A. got snub for a Director nomination. More BS Oscar politics. The acting in Zero Dark Thirty was much better.
|7/10||twiggit@ - 3 reviews|
26.2.2013 - age: 26-35
So many things missing, completely amateur movie.
|4/10||mmilos011@ - first review|
26.2.2013 - age: 50+
The best of 2012... It will keep you on the edge of your seat. Unfortunately, more should have been made of Ken Taylor and the role Canadians played in securing liberation for the hostages. But the film is so outstanding I can overlook this. You won't be able to look away for a second as you are caught up in true, terrifying events from around 1973. The script is great and writer TERRIO won an OSCAR for adapted screenplay for material from another medium. So I ask and ask again what the hell was the Academy thinking in leaving out BEN AFFLECK as a nominee for best director when HE, IN FACT, WAS AND IS THE TOP DIRECTOR OF 2012? Ben Affleck is a wonder story. From a wash out after the disaster of GIGLI with Jennifer Lopez, he re-invented himself as a director first with GONE BABY GONE which was superb. But he still acts often directing himself. He is totally back on track as of now. With his 3rd film ARGO, he captured pretty well all the important movie prizes for 2012, both for producing and directing the film. He won the prestigious Dirsctor's Guild Award a month ago and in a total and disturbing snub, he was not nominated as best director. This is a true sin of omission... in my mind at the Oscars. This was so calculated as not wanting to recognize the genius of young director Affleck. In the end, The Academy (Oscars) looked totally ridiculous as its usual self as they chose ARGO as Best Film yet failed to even recognize the director who made it. I suppose it was made by some sort of osmosis. Shame on the Academy. YOU MUST, MUST SEE THIS FILM BEFORE IT GOES ON DVD. Nothing like the big wide screen for this nailbiter. DON't SETTLE FOR THE SMALL SCREEN. A number of theatres are still showing it and it will probably be released again as most Best Picture Oscars are. TERRIFIC!
|10/10||pad.operaphile@ - 18 reviews|
26.2.2013 - age: 36-49
I wasn't too sure where they were going with this one during the first half. Bad choice of music for a drama, comedic moments that seemed out of place and Ben Affleck trying too hard to look cool. It painfully reminded me that he should stick to directing and retire as an actor unless it's to act in romantic comedies where he isn't too bad. I saw the hint of a smile on his face once and then nothing, no emotion whatsoever, a robot. The replicants in Blade Runner showed more emotion than he did! The second half was much better as the movie gained a sense of direction. The tension was palpable throughout. It was good overall but could have been excellent. I can only dream of what it would have been like if Matt would have replaced Ben and a certain Kathryn Bigelow would have directed it... Then perhaps it could be in the race for top honors at the Oscars.
|7/10||mikeddf@ - 58 reviews|
24.2.2013 - age: 36-49
The movie might be well done, but it's far from factual. Perhaps Canadians should look into who was actually instrumental in hiding and therefore saving the Americans. Unfortunately it's been out for a number of weeks or I would suggest strongly that Canadians boycott the film. W5 interviewed Ken Taylor as well as others, including President Jimmy Carter with reference to the Iran crisis and who played the important part. It wasn't the CIA.
|2/10||marionbourne@ - first review|
24.2.2013 - age: 50+
This was a really great movie. Ben Affleck has made his best directorial debut ever.
|10/10||chw@ - 262 reviews|
23.2.2013 - age: 13-17
Thrilling from beginning to end. Hope Affleck gets best pic.
|9/10||isobel@ - 2 reviews|
23.2.2013 - age: 50+
Good movie but still don't know how much is true but really movie.
|8/10||muhammadawan44@ - 3 reviews|
23.2.2013 - age: 18-25
Very suspenseful, well made. Good homage to canadians.
|9/10||fatbob01@ - 2 reviews|
22.2.2013 - age: 18-25
Fast paced gripping story telling of a real life CIA drama at a historic moment. Good acting, direction and Teheran scenes.
|9/10||thakurj@ - 130 reviews|
21.2.2013 - age: 50+
Was a lot better than I had expected! Definitely a must watch movie.
|8/10||rachelle@ - 2 reviews|
21.2.2013 - age: 18-25
In a world filled with mediocrity, this movie appears to be a blockbuster, when in fact, it is simply good. The acting was solid, indeed. The story a bit "pat." And the integration of old footage, while always interesting, has been done to death. Also, the old footage was not well integrated. I did not feel as though the events and footage were happening simultaneously.
|7/10||csm4315a@ - 5 reviews|
20.2.2013 - age: 36-49
It was a good movie to watch. Very suspenseful and had me jumping at times. I admit it's a little bit slow to watch but was an eye opener for me.
|8/10||rachelle_cachin@ - 7 reviews|
19.2.2013 - age: 18-25
It left you wondering what it must have been like to have experienced that horrible situation.
|9/10||arlenecoulter@ - first review|
19.2.2013 - age: 50+
Ben Affleck was great and so were the hostages. Great movie.
|8/10||willgoburke@ - first review|
19.2.2013 - age: 50+
Suspenseful and gripping, this movie is a must-see.
|9/10||jjackzhang@ - 7 reviews|
18.2.2013 - age: 18-25
A front runner for Best Picture! Very well done.
|9/10||goobzy@ - 6 reviews|
17.2.2013 - age: 36-49
Ben Affleck really did a truly wonderful job with this movie. Too think that he picked this true story to act in and produce is wonderful. I was riveted to my seat as he was going about rescuing this team of Canadians out of a war torn country. Great job to everyone. You deserve it.
|10/10||mhgolf2@ - 6 reviews|
16.2.2013 - age: 50+
A triumph for Ben Affleck. The best film of 2012.
|9/10||sharifelafify@ - 4 reviews|
16.2.2013 - age: 26-35
Powerful story, acted very well. A couple of dramatic moments were a bit laughable in their implausibility, but the movie is so strong those are forgivable. And, with all "based on true stories" films liberties were taken with historical authenticity, which is just fine. The main bits are there, and what the parts that are fiction are likely much more entertaining than what is actual historical fact.
|8/10||ldelisle@ - 2 reviews|
15.2.2013 - age: 36-49
Going in, I wasn't sure if I'd enjoy this movie. Excellent blending of historic footage. Strong performances, and good direction/editing kept the movie interesting. Worth seeing, either in the theatre or on video.
|7/10||jimble@ - 47 reviews|
14.2.2013 - age: 50+
I enjoy watching movies that seems to be made long time ago, great history and very well developed film... But this is not a popcorn movie so if you like just action movies or sci-fi films this might not be for you.
|7/10||jaguar-soul@ - 49 reviews|
13.2.2013 - age: 26-35
The movie had a good flow from beginning to the end.
|8/10||ej.wang@ - 3 reviews|
10.2.2013 - age: 36-49
Excellent script and acting, compelling watching.
|9/10||sunandski99@ - 6 reviews|
10.2.2013 - age: 50+
Went to the movie but missed most of it (fell asleep) Parts I did see were great. Will be going again asap.
|8/10||lafondmo@ - first review|
8.2.2013 - age: 50+
One of the few really good movies around. Keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout. The acting is excellent and the storyline is riveting.
|8/10||yukonbaja@ - 2 reviews|
7.2.2013 - age: 50+
Despite the spoiler alert ending, remembering this news story from my college days, it is well presented on the big screen and the inside details create suspense. I really enjoyed the story, well worth telling, and the directing and acting is excellent.
|8/10||hannah@ - 10 reviews|
Great movie. I really enjoyed it. The ending had me sitting on edge.
|8/10||sweetsyl_@ - 14 reviews|
5.2.2013 - age: 26-35
Excellent movie, worth seeing, and I do not particularly like Ben Affleck as an actor, but he really is a great director. This kind of movie is difficult to make and it is excellent. It keeps you on the edge of your seat.
|10/10||xywz@ - 2 reviews|
5.2.2013 - age: 50+
Very well done, suspense is great! Loved it!
|9/10||eve.laroche@ - first review|
4.2.2013 - age: 36-49
Wow! Totally intense if you put yourselves in their shoes. Based on a true story and very well done indeed. Totally worth seeing. Do not Miss this!
|7/10||shazjoao@ - 1728 reviews|
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