*** Argo Ben Affleck directed this highly entertaining if shallow film based on the actual story of six embassy employees led out of Iran by a CIA hostage specialist played by Affleck. Affleck is the first actor since Warren Beatty’s generation of stars to make a persuasive case for himself as a talented Hollywood filmmaker. He applies lightness but not too much. He’s serious but innocent of the pomposity that comes out of certain kinds of seriousness. (120 min., R) (Wesley Morris)
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