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About the Movie
On November 4, 1979, as the Iranian revolution reaches its boiling point, militants storm the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage. But, in the midst of the chaos, six Americans manage to slip away and find refuge in the home of Canadian Ambassador Ken Taylor. Knowing it is only a matter of time before the six are found out and likely killed, the Canadian and American governments ask the CIA to intervene. The CIA turns to their top "exfiltration" specialist, Tony Mendez, to come up with a plan to get the six Americans safely out of the country. A plan so incredible, it could only happen in the movies.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 314
- Fresh: 301
- Rotten: 13
- Average Rating: 8.4/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Affleck himself turns in a quietly impressive movie star performance. Tony Mendez is a kind of anti-Bourne, comfortable with his anonymity, living off his wits, not his fists.
Fresh: Entertaining and suspenseful in old-fashioned ways.
Fresh: Affleck is still building up his chops as a director, but the intelligence and ambition he brings to filmmaking are particularly apparent in Argo.
Fresh: The old saw "truth is stranger than fiction" has had its teeth properly sharpened in the superb thriller Argo, a blend of political history and Hollywood hijinks that goes right for the jugular.
Ben Affleck should not act
Any scene Brian Cranston touches is gold, but Ben, please just stay BEHIND the camera.
What idiot thinks Ben Affleck can't act should move to another country & you know which one I mean. Too bad his lousy work won the Academy Award.. Ben is the best!!
This movie is pure gold! Ben Affleck shows how good of a director and actor he is. But, I think Ben should have received best director for this movie, not Ang Lee for Life of Pie!!! :)