Argo 2012

At the height of the Iranian revolution in 1979, Islamist militants storm the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage. Six manage to get away and hide in the home of the Canadian ambassador, but the solution is temporary because they know as soon …
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At the height of the Iranian revolution in 1979, Islamist militants storm the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage. Six manage to get away and hide in the home of the Canadian ambassador, but the solution is temporary because they know as soon as the militants figure out where they are, they'll be killed. CIA exfiltration specialist Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck) comes up with a risky scheme to get them safely out of the country. His plan is to pose as a film producer scouting locations in Iran for an upcoming sci-fi production called Argo. The American hostages, in disguises, will then accompany him out of the country as his film crew. In order to pull it off, Mendez enlists the help of veteran Hollywood producer Lester Siegel and make-up artist John Chambers.

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Critic Reviews

  • The spy stays in the picture – Argo Review

    Reviewed by Simon Miraudo

    Here’s a story so strange and unlikely I can scarcely believe it’s true. No, I’m not referring to the tale of Argo, in which the CIA attempted to sneak six American hostages out of Iran by pretendi...

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Member Reviews

  • An edge of your seat drama.

  • A very good idea for a movie, that was very poorly told.

    Ray
  • Really enjoyed this movie and had been looking forward to seeing the story unravel. Wasn't disappointed. An amazing and terrifying experience for all those involved.

  • A very well made movie

  • What was all he fuss about. More like a documentary than a movie and that stupid voice over that says the most obvious, so annoying. How this won any oscars, who knows. Only because it was an American movie about America succeeding with the hostages, when it is then USA all the way. Throw a million oscars at it. Most parts boring and went on and on with not much happening and the bulk of the initial part of the movie a talk fest.

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