John Goodman may be on a winning streak and be in 2 back to back Academy Award winning Best Picture films.
Yes, “Argo” is that good. Quite simply, “Argo” solidifies that Ben Affleck is an extremely gifted storyteller and director, a filmmaker I have come to highly regard. The film has a great script with many quotable lines, an incredibly faithful visual representation of its era, and has a story that will keep you pinned to your seat throughout its run time.
Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck) is a CIA Operative who is called upon to “exfiltrate” when necessary. As the Iranian hostage crisis grows, 6 Americans manage to escape the main building and hide out with a Canadian Ambassador and his wife. Mendez comes up with the idea of creating a fake Canadian produced film and having each American pose as part of the Canadian film crew. In taking on these fake identities, the American’s hope to secretly be smuggled out of the country. In their way is a hostile Iranian population who are ready to publicly hang, torture, or use other means at their disposal to kill those perceived to be a spy or in alignment with the American’s in general.