"Hmmn.. Having gone by the high Timeout rating, but without reading a review, I had no idea what to expect from Argo.
I thought the first half hour was gripping and really quite edgy. Lots of period detail, good camerawork, decent acting. A real treat..
Then it all degenerated into a self-serving American flag waving propaganda piece, with the CIA cast in the role of 'budy cop' good guys! Such a liberty!!
5 minutes on Wikipedia shows this to be willful misdirection from the real issues surrounding this period of the region (yeah, mostly Western Imperialist stuff!)
I left the cinema feeling used and manipulated, like watching a Fox News Gulf War report!
As with the racist and homophobic 'The Devil's Double' (An Iraqi set lampooning of Sadam Hussein's psycopathic son Uday), I smell a stinky agenda..
**Iranians are bad/ backward/ victims, who need 'liberating' by the American War Machine**"