Overrated and overhyped
I'll tell you why so serious
The film never slows down or bores, plunging from one harrowing sequence to the next.
Compelling and suspenseful from beginning to end. An excellent cast, and great attention to detail. With a perfect blend of drama and humor, the film is entertaining and thrilling. Great climax and ending. All-round a wonderful production.
Just not an entertaining or interesting characterization of the true events. I thought Ben Affleck's character and his acting was really bad. This is another movie that leaves you scratching your head as to why so many liked it. I was expecting at the very least an average movie, but it disappointed at every turn. "Argo fvck yourself???" The fact that people find that line funny is really embarrassing...just lame as hell.
Moves slowly. Nothing much happens. Hardly any action. Not memorable or worthy of more than one viewing. Not sure why this was so critically acclaimed. It is okay, but it's nothing spectacular. If you want an exciting political/action thriller set in a foreign land, watch 'Munich' instead.
Evan Wessman (CinematicInceptions)
I don't like to believe the myth that Hollywood loves movies about itself, but this movie proves that myth true better than any other I've seen. It's a cool story for sure, but it gets too wrapped up in the premise of making a fake movie. There is a lot of time spent shooting down other ideas and going through the process of publicizing a fake movie. It was necessary and sometimes entertaining to see, but it could have taken up less time. Even the "Argo f--- yourself" line adds to sense that the movie is rather full of itself.What I found more interesting was the details of the plan to rescue the six Canadians. Ben Affleck's character Tony is at his best when he's trying to get the hostages to buy into his plan and working to get them home. There was a much more human element to it, and they were more in line with what I think is more of the purpose of movies that are based on real events. When events are described in the news or in many historical books, it is easy to forget that they are about real people with real stakes, and dramatizations of such events help to put those sorts of things into better perspective. Argo is paced much faster and made a bit more entertaining than most non-fictional movies, but it neglects its characters for the most part.For these reasons, I don't agree with it winning the Best Picture Oscar. There was too much that could have been better, and a little too much narcissism laced into it. Perhaps someone who really enjoyed it could convince me of its value and quality, but I find it to be overrated and not true to itself. Overall Rating: 7.2/10.