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Reel Critics: 'Argo' holds audience hostage

Reel Critics: 'Argo' holds audience hostage

It's a mark of great film-making when the retelling of history, with a known outcome, seizes us with suspense. Such is the case with "Argo," which had my heart racing within the first five minutes thanks to Ben Affleck's smart direction. It opens with the reenactment of the fateful 1979 day when angry Iranians swarmed the U.S. Embassy. You can feel the terror of those inside and the intensity of anti-American sentiments that still hold true today. Six managed to flee and find refuge in the Canadian ambassador's home, while 52 remained hostages for an agonizing 444 days. "Argo" tells the courageous story of how those six escaped posing as a Canadian film...

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