Argo

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Smokehouse Pictures and GK Films Released 2012

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Director:
Ben Affleck
Released:
2012
Rating:
R

On November 14th, 1979, as the Iranian Revolution reaches it's boiling point, militants break into the U.S. embassy taking 52 people hostage. In the middle of the activity, six Americans are able to escape and hide in the home of the Canadian ambassador. Knowing these people will most likely be found and killed, Tony Mendez (played by Ben Affleck) comes to the rescue with a risky plan so insane, it could only happen in the movies.

Metacritic Score

  • 100

    Boxoffice Magazine Pete Hammond

    If there was any doubt Ben Affleck has turned into an exceptional director, his wildly entertaining, pulse-pounding thriller Argo will handily erase those thoughts.

  • 90

    The Hollywood Reporter Todd McCarthy

    Argo is a crackerjack political thriller told with intelligence, great period detail and a surprising amount of nutty humor for a serious look at the Iran hostage crisis of 1979-81.

  • 60

    The Guardian Henry Barnes

    There's a degree of puffery in the writing, however, that makes this drama untrustworthy.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • About this film

    10
    It had wonderful script and editing.
  • Good..

    8.0
    Was good. Not great nor spectacular. Great story obviously. Still prefer "Gone Baby Gone" over this.
  • The re-invention of Ben Affleck completed

    8.0
    While the character development was lacking throughout, Affleck made some great casting decisions to make up for it. Bryan Cranston and Kyle Chandler in particular were able to play important roles with zero backstory and I didn't blink an eye.

    Solid, tense thriller that made a ton of great choices on where to fudge history in favor of drama.

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Drama, Suspense