Argo Film Review - Christian Scherwitzl-Wright History 100...

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Christian Scherwitzl-Wright History 100 Film Review 4/28/2013 In a time in cinema where true stories of American greatness are making a great rise in popularity, as exampled by the successes of Lincoln and Zero Dark Thirty , Argo stands atop as one of the best historically accurate movies to have ever reached theaters. Argo , starred in and directed by Ben Affleck, tells the mostly accurate story of the rescue of six US citizens who were on the lamb in Tehran, Iran during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis. The movie stars Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, and John Goodman as the men who lead the plan of creating a fake movie called ‘Argo’ to use as their excuse to get into Tehran and get the six citizens out. I went into the movie with lofty expectations, as it had gotten great reviews and won Best Picture at the Academy Awards this year, and I must say I was extremely satisfied. Despite taking some historical liberties, Argo tells an extremely exciting and nerve-racking story of a great American conquest that I would recommend for everyone to see.
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