Eli Katz wrote:Argo.
And I was somewhat disappointed by it. I thought that the first half of the movie, with all the rock tracks from the '70s, was too "fun" or amusing for the subject matter of the movie. It verged on coming across as a buddy picture between Affleck and Goodman. And I found the finale, with the chase scene on the runway, to be contrived and overly dramatic. The escape would have be sufficiently suspenseful, and much more believable, had the police cars been excluded.
I don't think it deserves the Oscars that it won. It's a fine movie, but far from excellent. Heck, it isn't even Affleck's best movie as a director. Both Gone Baby Gone and The Town are far superior.
I enjoyed the movie, but I agree with you about the final chase scene. I kept thinking that the guys chasing the plane were part of airport security and there isn't anyway for them to phone people to simply revoke the plane's permission to take off? In most airports, this isn't a hard thing to do, particularly with the amount of time those guys had.