Argo (2012)

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Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1979.

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23 March 2013 | nicposfuture
6
| OK film but seriously flawed in places
The storyline itself makes for a great film if time was given to explore characters more and background more, the film hits the ground running then its given the rest of the time it has to try and elongate a very specific part of the story which culminates in a fevered 15 minute ending.

I would watch it again but not biased on the reviews that others have given it. I did not approach the film from an historical point of view only from an entertainment point. So please find that this review has no shouts of the film being racist, anti-Iranian, anti this and anti that I only wish that people reading this review do not take into account some other reviewers offering reviews biased on their political and religious opinion. Just review the chuffing film. please

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At his Best Director Academy Award snub, Ben Affleck joked that he didn't feel particularly aggrieved, as he didn't get nominated for Best Actor either.


Quotes

Sahar: This is the Persian Empire known today as Iran. For 2,500 years, this land was ruled by a series of kings, known as shahs. In 1950, the people of Iran elected Mohammad Mossadeqh, a secular democrat, as Prime Minister. He nationalized British and U.S...


Goofs

During the final sequence between Tony and his sleeping son Ian, a toy of the Star Wars character Boba Fett can be seen on the shelf. While many believe that the character of Boba Fett was not introduced until Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), he actually first appeared in The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978) (and had appeared in a parade a few weeks earlier still) and even the regular-sized figure originally came out in 1979 (as a special mail away offer).


Crazy Credits

As the end credits begin, a picture of the actual passport of each fake film crew member is displayed next to picture of the actor in the film, showing the similarities between the two faces. Then archive photos from the period are displayed next to pictures shot for the film.


Alternate Versions

After it screened at the Toronto International Film Festival the postscript at the end credits was changed because it was felt that it slighted the Canada's involvement in the rescue of the American hostages.


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Sultans of Swing
Written by
Mark Knopfler
Performed by Dire Straits
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing

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Biography | Drama | Thriller

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