Argo Movie Review Summary

Actors: Ben Affleck, John Goodman

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Argo

Iranian activists invade a US embassy in Tehran on November 4, 1979. They take more than 50 hostages. Six of the hostages escape and stay in the home of a Canadian ambassador. The US State Department begin creating strategies to bring the escapees home. They call in Special Agent Tony Mendez to complete the job. Tony has a vision one day while he is watching The Planet of the Apes. Tony's idea is that the escapees will say that they are Canadian filmmakers who are in Iran looking up locations to shoot a science-fiction film. The create a fake film production company and the development of a fake science-fiction movie called Argo. Special Agent Mendez enters Iran posing as a producer for Argo. He reaches the escapees and gives them their fake passports. Tony Mendez must get the escapees safely out of Iran and the US has to deal with the rest of the 50 hostages.
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Best part of story, including ending: What I really liked about this movie was the special idea of how to get the escapees out.

Best scene in story: My favorite scene was when Tony Mendez arrives in Iran because I was cheering for him to save the escapees.

Opinion about the main character: What I liked about Tony Mendez was his intelligence in figuring out a plan to save the escapees.

The review of this Movie prepared by Vagrig Nazari a Level 7 Marbled Godwit scholar

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1960's-1970's Spying & Terrorists    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   terrorist kidnappers The terrorist enemy is...    -   arabs/muslims!

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   The 'stans

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Kind of violence:    -   guns Any profanity?    -   Some foul language

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