Generating suspense from a story that is a matter of historical record
is no easy thing. That was the primary challenge facing Ben Affleck and
Chris Terrio, the director-star and writer, respectively, of Argo
thriller inspired by a real-life covert operation that helped rescue six
U.S. embassy workers out of Iran during the 1979 hostage crisis. It's a
testament to the skills of the filmmakers that Argo
delivers a deluge
of suspense even when its ending is never in doubt.