You’ve probably read glowing reviews for the movie Argo, the true story of the rescue mission of six American hostages during the Iran Hostage Crisis of the early 80′s. In this case…
And I’m not worried about building the movie up in your mind.
Enough has been written about the now declassified CIA mission that we know the outcome. But Ben Affleck’s direction and spot-on period detail build the tension and the suspense so well, I almost forgot.
Ben also does his best acting work to date. In his full-on 70′s beard and Bieber hairstyle, he disappears into the role of CIA agent Tony Mendez — a quiet, powerful performance.
I challenge you not to applaud at the film’s conclusion. Actually, at my viewing, the audience applauded twice. If you stay for the credits, you’ll understand why.
And join in.