4 Argo enjoy yourselfRJNeb2 | 22/07/2014 | See all RJNeb2's reviews (666)For 80% of its running time, this is a super-confident joy of a thriller from Affleck. Opening with a crackerjack embassy storming as American diplomats find themselves besieged in 1979 post-revolutionary Tehran, it then goes off on a mad and hilarious tangent as the most improbable plan is cooked up to get 6 US citizens out who are hiding in the Canadian embassy: a fake sci-fi movie production scouting locations in Iran (amazingly this is all true). This part of the film is just great, comfortably in the hands of old pros Arkin and Goodman who are having a ball. A bit of wavering in the middle as the details of the plan are ironed out and then it is all heads down for a balls-to-the-wall closing chapter as the hostages attempt to escape, one of the most sweat-inducing scenes of the year. All in all, though, a great effort from Affleck, even if his own lead performance seems a little distant.