Rating: 7.9/10 from 241,207 users
Director: Ben Affleck
Writer: Chris Terrio, Tony Mendez
Stars: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman
Genres: Biography, Drama, History
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 1980.
The genres of this of movie is not the kind of movie that I usually watch. However, i have 2 reason for watching it. Last year this movie receive Oscar for The Best Motion Picture of the year. Another reason would be the recent cast of Ben Affleck as the new Batman. I’m one of those guys whom disappointed by this news. So I’m watching his performance in Argo to help me judge him better.
After watching this movie, I think it’s too simple to receive an Oscar. I haven’t watch all of the nominee, but I think Life of Pi (2012) is better than Argo. First half of the movie felt more like a documentary video than a movie. The final moment when Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck) try to get 6 Americans out of the Iran felt cheap, like the thrilling moment of Indonesia’s soap opera. Ben Affleck performance as Tony Mendez is flat. I can’t feel the emotion of a guy who’s under pressure to save 6 Americans. I don’t know whether Tony Mendez is like that, or maybe Ben Affleck is just suck.