Six Americans escaped during the takeover of the American Embassy and hid in the home of the Canadian ambassador for almost 3 months.
An effort to rescue them was launched by the CIA, headed by agent Tony Mendez, who came up with the idea of bringing them out as members of a film crew, searching out locations for a fictitious movie called Argo.
It’s an incredibly hard job to both direct and star in a film, but Affleck has pulled this off as well as it’s ever been done.
Argo is thrilling throughout and makes you proud to be an American despite the errors of the support of a despot that got the Country into the mess which still haunts us to this day.
The film well deserves a 5 out of 5.