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Argo (2012)


Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Director Ben Affleck and screenwriter Chris Terrio Rating:6.5/10 (2 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by reidca on April 7th, 2015:Find all reviews by reidca
This is a solid track that covers all the bases. My personal preference however is for older Ben Affleck commentaries when he got away with saying whatever he felt (like Mallrats and Armaggedon). Here he is surprisingly low key, albeit studious and engaging, as is Terrio. It covers the obligatory "this was CG" but it is genuinely surprisingly to learn what was CG in this case, they did a terrific job. Ben speaks surprisingly adroitly about technical know how which leads me to believe he actually knows his stuff and is definitely not a celebrity director. They talk about the writing process, the cast (Ben has worked with many of them before, some when he was very young) and most importantly, a lot about the politics of the film both at the time and now when they filmed. The commentary is a great companion piece to he film and the other documentaries found on the bluray. 7/10
Reviewed by Uniblab on March 29th, 2017:Find all reviews by Uniblab
An honest if unremarkable track. Affleck and Terrio talk a lot and are very enthusiastic about their (great) movie but without ever being particularly engaging or insightful. The fact that the most interesting bits from them are their mention of the (surprisingly seemless) CGI scenes as reidca says above illustrates that.