Ben Affleck can be pretty unbearable, but he can also dial up a decent movie. And Argo is just that—interesting, taut, and fun, as you know walking in to the theater that it all ends up alright. Honestly, though, he should never play a guy named Tony Mendez again. Affleck’s about as ethnic as Pat’s Steaks.
That said, I enjoyed it, and I never thought I’d like to be reminded of the Iranian hostage crisis for even 10 seconds, never mind 2 hours.