The movie was fake. The mission was real.
Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Victor Garber, Tate Donovan, Clea DuVall
|Screenplay||Chris Terrio, from the article by Joshuah Bearman and book by Antonio J. Mendez|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, Datasat|
|SA distributor||Nu Metro|
|Produced by||Warner Bros. Pictures, GK Films, Smoke House|
|Drug abuse||Some, moderate|
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What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Pete Hammond This movie about a fictitious movie proves Ben Affleck's no fake
|Chicago Sunday Times|
Roger Ebert The 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
Peter Travers 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.
C. Fuchs 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
Tomatometer Tense, exciting, and often darkly comic, Argo recreates a historical event with vivid attention to detail and finely wrought characters.
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What the People say
Average .. 86%