Sunday, October 14, 2012

Argo: Greatest Story Never Told

Movies based on real-life events, even when those incidents are compelling, can be pale shadows of history.

This is not the case with Argo, which takes us back to 1979 and the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The larger story about the storming of the American embassy, which resulted in a harrowing 444-day standoff, is well known. But Argo focuses on an aspect of that international disaster that most Americans knew nothing about.

And the less you know before you buy your ticket for this excellent, edge-of-your-seat thriller, the more exciting it will be.

This means avoiding tell-all movie trailers and reviews that give away the plot. (You might run out for popcorn when the trailer hits the screen.)

All you need to know about this film directed by Ben Affleck, and staring Affleck, John Goodman, Bryan Cranston and Alan Arkin, is that it's a must see. Do we hear Oscar calling?

You'll thank The Movie Slut for telling you this and nothing more.

1 comment: said...

Definitely seems like a flick that more people admire for being a really good, true story, rather than being a really good movie. It’s not a bad flick by any means, but not as perfect as many people are praising it as being. Good review Barbara.