Argo [Blu-ray] [2 Discs] [2012]

  • SKU: 28845484
  • Release Date: Not Yet Announced
  • Rating: R
  • 4.7 (273)
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5
One of my favorite movies of 2012! Posted by: from: Cumming, GA on ARGO was one of my favorite movies of 2012. I viewed it without reading too much about the plot, so it was fun to be surprised. I was in 8th grade when this historical event happened, so I certainly remember what 1979 was like. I believe that Ben Affleck and company did a SUPERB job portraying the era of the late 1970s...and the political environs that surrounded Jimmy Carter...and then Ronald Reagan. Ben Affleck SHOULD have been nominated for Best Director for an Academy Award....as demonstrated by his many WINS in that category in OTHER awards shows this season. The Academy MESSED UP that one. Still, I'm hoping ARGO does well at the Academy Awards in other categories. The cast as an ensemble is a VERY believable bunch....portraying the perfect mix of angst, terror, heroism, and even nervous humor. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. Enjoy ARGO! It's a wonderful depiction of a true story...and it's a perfect political suspense thriller!

8 out of 8 found this review helpful.

5
Affleck is now 3 for 3 Posted by: from: Saratoga Springs, NY on A hostile nation is holding 52 members of the embassy staff hostage. While the majority of the State Department is focused on those hostages, six members of the embassy staff have sought refuge with the Canadian ambassador. How would you get them out? Could you get them out? Thanks to the U.S. allowing their deposed leader to seek refuge in America, the Iranian people storm the American embassy on November 4, 1979. The staff is rushing to shred or burn all their confidential files. The majority of the staff are held hostage while a small percentage escape unnoticed. The State Department begins planning a rescue and asks the CIA to consult. It’s abundantly clear to the Agency’s “exfiltration” specialist, Tony Mendez (played by Ben Affleck), that the State Department is in over their heads. With such plans as having the embassy workers ride to the border disguised as teachers on bicycles in winter. It was back in his hotel watching Battle for the Planet of the Apes and talking to the son Ian (played by Aidan Sussman) that Tony (Affleck) has an idea. Disguise the hostages as a film crew and sneak them out right under the enemy’s nose. After bringing the idea to his boss, Jack O’Donnell (played by Bryan Cranston) the plan gets the go-ahead. Later, they approach the make-up specialist who worked on The Planet of the Apes who has also done work for the Agency in the past, John Chambers (played by John Goodman). Chambers in turn introduces Mendez to a well-known producer named Lester Siegel (played by Alan Arkin). Once they’ve chosen a script, Argo, a science-fiction fantasy in the style of Star Wars, they go the extra mile in establishing it as a legitimate enterprise. Where it was simply a poster in the beginning, Siegel organizes a table-reading with known actors, press, and studio staff. While all this is going on, the Iranian government has sweatshop labor assembling the shredded photos so that they can identify anyone who they failed to capture. Also, our six escapees become increasingly fearful that they will be discovered. I’m kind of a sucker for movies based on factual events, no matter how much the narrative diverges from history. A Beautiful Mind, The Insider, some that don’t have Russell Crowe as the lead actor. That said, it doesn’t guarantee I will like it. Case in point, I found J. Edgar unbelievably dissatisfying. Argo, on the other hand, is brilliant, in my opinion. The story is gripping, the comic relief is hilarious, and the suspense has me on the edge of my seat. As a lead actor, Affleck has had some notable flops. Gigli and Surviving Christmas among them. As the director of Gone Baby Gone, The Town, and now Argo, however, he is now three for three. You should definitely see this movie.

13 out of 13 found this review helpful.

5
Loved it! Posted by: from: on Great movie, pretty intense at times and very much relatable to what is happening in the Middle East still. Based on a true story. All the actors did a great job in this film, highly recommend.

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

5
Great overall movie Posted by: from: on Suspenseful, funny, and and great effort by Ben Affleck. Probably his best movie directed to date. An edge of your seat thriller.

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

5
Ben Affleck redeems himself Posted by: from: Portland, OR on Great story to disclose. I'm amazed it worked out! I kept expecting something to totally fail. Ben did a good job of acting and directing this film. Interesting from a historical perspective.

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

5
Great movie Posted by: from: Southern NJ on Truly deserving of the Oscar won. Affleck should have won for best director. Exciting movie though you may know ending.

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

4
Awesome film! Posted by: from: Charlotte on I really enjoy this film and the blu-ray is good. My only complaint is that the digital copy was not available through iTunes, so it's no good to me. Besides that, excellent blu-ray with good features.

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

5
Argo Posted by: from: Riverside, CA on It's a remarkable true story that is a nail-biting thriller! Argo proves that Ben Affleck is better than people give him credit for.

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

5
One of my favorite movies. Posted by: from: chicago on Have always liked ARGO and pleased to find it in Blu-Ray. factual movie that moves along.

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

4
Good Movie Posted by: from: Middletown, NY on I liked Ben Affleck in this movie. He plays a convincing role.

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

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