Argo Movie Review

Ben Affleck’s new film, “Argo”, is based on a true story that was classified for decades. Blair Stover has the details below.

In 1979, Iranian militants stormed the American Embassy taking 52 American citizen’s hostage. There were six Americans that were able to escape without being detected by the Iranians. The six people that were able to escape found protection in the home of the Canadian ambassador in Tehran without anyone in the country knowing. The CIA and the Canadian government worked together to try to sneak the six American people out of the country when the hatred for Americans was at an all-time high.

“Argo” tells the dramatic story of how those hostages were rescued. Ben Affleck, who also directed the flim, plays a CIA operator who comes up with the plan to send people to Iran, acting as a Canadian film crew looking for places to shoot a Star-Wars film in the Middle-East called “Argo.”

“Argo” is a dramatic political film that has you sitting on the edge of your seat throughout the whole escape. The tension builds during the climactic escape where the group has a string of close calls, almost getting caught.

This movie is a great, entertaining historical and political thriller that I suggest everyone sees.

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