Argo

The movie was fake. The mission was real.


Argo
Set during the Iranian hostage crises back in 1980, and based on real events. When their embassy was invaded, six American diplomats sought refuge in the Canadian embassy. The CIA then hatched a plan to rescue them, that involved pretending to make a sci-fi movie in Iran, and letting the diplomats masquerade as crew. How this plan played out in practice makes for exciting and comical viewing. The film was nominated for seven Oscars and has numerous other nominations and wins.

121 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language, Violence).
Drama, Thriller.

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Credits

Cast
Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Victor Garber, Tate Donovan, Clea DuVall
Director
Ben Affleck
ScreenplayChris Terrio, from the article by Joshuah Bearman and book by Antonio J. Mendez
MusicAlexandre Desplat
CinematographyRodrigo Prieto
EditingWilliam Goldenberg
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, Datasat
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2012
Produced byWarner Bros. Pictures, GK Films, Smoke House

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageStrong, frequent
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceStrong, brief
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseSome, moderate
CommentsNone
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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith
15
Die Burger
Paul Boekkooi
15
Box Office
Pete Hammond quote iconThis movie about a fictitious movie proves Ben Affleck's no fake
20
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconThe craft in this film is rare. It is so easy to manufacture a thriller from chases and gunfire, and so very hard to fine-tune it out of exquisite timing and a plot that's so clear to us we wonder why it isn't obvious to the Iranians
20
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote iconJust 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.
18
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote icon Their film has an old veneer, yet feels fresh and exciting. It may seem far-fetched, but Argo is one of the year's best
15
Metacritic.com
45 critics
17
Rottentomatoes critics
253 critics
17
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconTense, exciting, and often darkly comic, Argo recreates a historical event with vivid attention to detail and finely wrought characters.
19
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
17
Movie Review Intelligence
52 critics
18

What the People say

Internet
72890 Netizens
16

Average .. 86%

17

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