8.30PM, GO! ★★★★

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - TV Guide - - WEEK IN MOVIES -

Bril­liant thriller Argo tells the stag­ger­ing true story of a world su­per­power that turned to the movies to get out of trou­ble. At the height of the Iran hostage cri­sis in 1979, six US Em­bassy staff evade cap­ture by mil­i­tant ex­trem­ists. As they con­tinue to hide in se­cret in Tehran, a CIA agent (Ben Af­fleck) con­cocts a bizarre scheme to bring them home. Pos­ing as a film pro­ducer, the spy must per­suade the Ira­ni­ans that he in­tends to shoot a bizarre sci-fi film in their coun­try. It is no small com­pli­ment to hail Argo as one heck of an ef­fi­cient movie ma­chine. The prod­uct it churns out – packed not only with grip­ping drama, but great com­edy as well – just can­not fail to im­press.

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