Review of reviews: Argo
What we said and what they said about Ben Affleck's third directorial effort
'There are some terrific performances, though if anything irritates, it's the rather 'Hollywood ending' that takes quite a few liberties with actual events. A shame, because until this final reel, this is one truly taut experience.'
'This is pitched as a patriotic, Hollywood-saves-the-day yarn, a juicy slab of dangling Oscar bait. But there's a danger that its chest-beating could drown out the strength in its subtleties.'
'The film makes a beautiful job of juggling laughs and real drama.'
'White-knuckle tense and less self-congratulatory than it sounds, Ben Affleck's unexpectedly comedic third feature has the vital elements to delight adult audiences.
On general release now.