Political Thrillers are very popular lately given that the public is curious about various revolutions throughout our history. Argo is one of those movies that get people talking because it focuses on when militants seize control of the U.S. embassy in Tehran during the height of the Iranian Revolution, CIA agent Tony Mendez played by Ben Affleck creates a fake Hollywood film production in order to rescue a group of American diplomats who have sought refuge at the home of the Canadian ambassador.
As the six members of the embassy staff remain behind closed doors, armed militants conduct thorough searches of local homes, and kill anyone suspected of harboring the Americans. Realizing that it's only a matter of time before the six are identified and taken hostage.
posing as a Canadian film producer, Mendez and crew will enter into Tehran under the precipice of scouting locations for an upcoming science fiction opus, gather up the refugees, pass them off as his crew at the airport, and fly out of Iran right under the militants' noses. Shortly after touching down in Iran, however, Mendez contends with a few unexpected developments that threaten to erode the bond of trust he needs to establish with the refugees, and expose his deception. Meanwhile, even if they do manage to make it as far as the airport, government bureaucracy threatens to leave them hopelessly stranded in their most desperate hour.
The great thing about this movie is that the storyline for the movie was inspired by actual events. So the story will have you on the edge of your seat as the movie is action packed and full of history. This is a must see for anyone who love action or political films!