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Argo

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Ben Affleck

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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

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96%
  • Reviews Counted: 316
  • Fresh: 303
  • 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. – Tom Charity, CNN.com, Jan 4, 2013

Fresh: Entertaining and suspenseful in old-fashioned ways. – David Thomson, The New Republic, Jun 14, 2013

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. – Jonathan Robbins, Film Comment Magazine, Jan 13, 2015

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. – Anthony Quinn, Independent (UK), Jan 13, 2015

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Customer Reviews

One Of The Best Films Of 2013!

This film is everything you would want in a movie It has comedy, drama, action, great actors, an incredible script and an amazing director in Ben Affleck!! I have not talked to someone who didn't absolutely love this film! Argo is a masterpiece and I GUARANTEE you will not be disappointed! Can't wait to but it!

BEST

BEST PICTURE WINNER! THE BEST FILM OF THE YEAR IN MY OPINION.

Did not want to see/but so glad I did

Saw this in the theater. Thought the movie I wanted to see was still showing-it wasn't.
Do not regret seeing this move. It had drama, suspense, and humor.
I was old enough to vaguely remember the situation. Bu what teen pays that much attention unless forced to in school.
There is always more to the story than the public is told.

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