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R| 2 hr. min.

Plot Summary
On Nov. 4, 1979, militants storm the U.S. embassy in Tehran, Iran, taking 66 American hostages. Amid the chaos, six Americans manage to slip away and find refuge with the Canadian ambassador. Knowing that it's just a matter of time before the refugees are found and likely executed, the U.S. government calls on extractor Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck) to rescue them. Mendez's plan is to pose as a Hollywood producer scouting locations in Iran and train the refugees to act as his "film" crew.

Cast: Ben Affleck , Bryan Cranston , Alan Arkin , John Goodman , Victor Garber , Tate Donovan , Clea DuVall , Scoot McNairy

Director: Ben Affleck

Genres: Historical drama, Thriller

Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures

Argo (2012)

Release Date: October 12th, 2012|2 hr. min.

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fan reviews ( 114 )
  • Just so we're straight, Ben Affleck doesn't merely direct Argo, he directs the hell out of it, nailing the quickening pace, the wayward humor, the nerve-frying suspense. show more

  • The main source of astonishment is the precision exhibited everywhere, from the slyly vintage look of Rodrigo Prieto's cinematography to the gradual, cinching tension in Chris Terrio's careful screenplay. show more

  • A superbly crafted and darkly funny real-life political thriller, with pitch-perfect performances. show more

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  • June 01, 2013 kx00000000151926
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    So slow and boring...

  • March 14, 2013 BlondeDee
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    Great movie. I was on the edge of my seat for the whole second half. It was made so well I felt like I was watching actual, real documentary footage rather than a movie.

  • March 09, 2013 leahfairchild723
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    This was a great movie and I enjoyed every single minute. If I could give it more stars I would. I will no doubt be seeing this movie again in the future.

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