multi-tasking: Ben Affleck cements his reputation as a great director and stars as a CIA agent who hatches an eccentric plan in his thriller about the Iran hostage crisis, which has a distinctly 1970s feel.
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Ben Affleck has made the most of a bizarre true story, says Alison Rowat
Dir: Ben Affleck
With: Ben Affleck, John Goodman, Alan Arkin
Runtime: 120 minutes
BEN Affleck was just seven at the time of the Iran hostage crisis, and eight when the golden age of Seventies cinema ended. That hasn't stopped him making Argo, a movie that terrifyingly recreates the first, fondly celebrates the second, and confirms his place as one of the savviest thriller directors around.
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