"Oddly enough, I agree with most of the 'user review' comments here, both good and bad:
Argo is a well made film with great screencraft. Affleck can direct, there is lots of atmosphere and period detail. I found it gripping. There are some good performances, some less so. Character development is limited, The ending is cliche. So far it's nudging up towards a 4star rating!
But this is not a story that needed to be told. If Affleck wanted to do a credible piece on the CIA in Iran, there's decades of their support for the Shar and his death squads to draw on. So why this? The first half was great, until the distasteful political subtext put me off."