I saw “Argo” over the weekend, on Saturday night.
It was really, really, really, really good. That’s a rating of four “Reallys”. That ain’t chicken feed.
Why was it so good?
Time Machine: The movie gives you a good sense of what life was like in the US the last time one of our Presidents left our diplomats out to dry in an “unexpectedly” hostile country – the hopelessness, the impotence, the craven politicization of the White House’s response (Carter’s chief of staff Hamilton Jordan comes off especially weaselly), and the way this nation responded – good and bad – to the “students'” outrages against decency.
And the clothing and hair styles of the seventies, in all their claustrophobic porn-movie-o-liciousness. Yuck.
It’s an excellently-acted true story that plays like a great suspense thriller.
But perhaps most surprising of all…:
You forget it’s Ben Afflect in the leading role. He isn’t awful!
Totally worth seeing. Before the election, even.