Friday, October 26, 2012

Movie review: Ben Affleck's historic drama Argo is a feel-good movie that's good for us

IRAN-ELECTION/ by rosa_roshan
IRAN-ELECTION/, a photo by rosa_roshan on Flickr.

Ben Affleck's adventure movie, Argo, is a fast-paced espionage story. Yet it is based on a historic event. It is the story of one chapter in the 1979 Iranian Hostage Crisis: the rescue of 6 American diplomatic workers who slipped through the Iranian revolutionaries' net.

While it appeals to people who were alive during the Carter era, I recommend it to all audiences. The mistakes made by the CIA, by the State Dept and the President are palpable. It opens a door that could lead to learning more about Iran as well as the CIA.

It's a rare piece: a feel-good movie that's good for us.

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