Argo

The recipient of the most unanimously positive reviews of the year, ARGO is on everyone’s Best Movie of the Year list. “Ben Affleck is going back to the Oscars. For his third directorial try, the star executes an intelligent, riveting thriller that’s one of the year’s best. During the 1979 Iran hostage crisis, a CIA agent (Affleck) must rescue six Americans in hiding. His plan: Mask them as crew members of a sci-fi flick. Even with a grand international backdrop, Affleck wrings palm-sweating suspense out of the most mundane events (a jingling phone)—while meticulously re-creating retro details. Oh, and he’s a pretty good actor too.”—Mara Reinstein, US. R. 120 Min.

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