Based on the events surrounding six Americans who fled the American embassy in Iran before it was taken, Argo stars Ben Affleck as the CIA agent that came up with the plan.  The plan, in case you missed the trailer, was to walk into Iraq as a Canadian film producer making a sci-fi film called Argo and then skip out with the six Americans using Canadian passports.

As much as I couldn’t stand Affleck’s acting early in his career, I have to say his directing is spot on and he plays this nice and subdued as an actor.  It’s nice to see an actor with his clout try and stay part of the cast, rather than chewing up the scenery.  It feels like everyone is making a story, not trying to outdo each other.  Although the events are dramatized to heighten the tension, they are not over done.  And the star-studded cast doesn’t hurt either: Bryan Cranston, John Goodman and Alan Arkin.  Stay for the credits because there’s a nice little comparison to the real people to the actors, which is always fun to seen in a movie based on real events.

Argo is totally worth seeing and being an old fart, I greatly enjoyed the soundtrack.  I give Argo 8 keggers out of 10.