ARGO (Telluride Film Festival Berkeley California USA 2012)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.0|5.0 Stars ìììì

—not the best in its category, but definitely worth watching—reaches that authentic feeling not often found in media entertainment. The film, based on a true story, causes deep reflection about those who serve in U.S. Embassies, the difficulties of exfiltration when country relationships go sour, and the role movie making can play in saving people's lives.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


U.S. Embassy workers caught and held hostage in the 1979 Iranian Crisis, the CIA’s plan to exfiltrate embassy workers, and Hollywood's courageous involvement in that activity.

Additional Thanks

Great work for Director and Producer Ben Affleck. Thank you to Executive Producers Chris Brigham, Chay Carter, Graham King, David Klawans, Nina Worlasky, and Tim Headington for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck), Jack O’Donnell (Bryan Cranston), Lester Siegel (Alan Arkin), John Chambers (John Goodman), Ken Taylor (Victor Garber), Bob Anders (Tate Donovan), Cora Lijek (Clea DuVall), and Joe Stafford (Scoot McNairy).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. Provocative and intense.

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