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At Theaters: 10/12/2012 On Video: 2/19/2013
Rated: R Length: 2 hr. 0 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 599988
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures Inc.
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Storyline Heading
As the Iranian revolution reaches a boiling point, a CIA 'exfiltration' specialist concocts a risky plan to free six Americans who have found shelter at the home of the Canadian ambassador.
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Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Drama Thriller - This fact-based film about a mission to rescue American hostages in Iran is part Hollywood satire, part period/historical drama, and part suspense thriller, and balances all well, satisfying anyone looking for any of those specific angles. Director Ben Affleck plays the main character but he is generous to all the actors in his large cast. Language, violence, and mature subject matter makes the film too intense for kids.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Ben Affleck THE COMPANY MEN, THE TOWN, EXTRACT, STATE OF PLAY
Bryan Cranston TOTAL RECALL, DRIVE, LARRY CROWNE
Alan Arkin THIN ICE, THE CHANGE-UP, SUNSHINE CLEANING
John Goodman TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE
Victor Garber KUNG FU PANDA 2, YOU AGAIN
Tate Donovan NANCY DREW, HERCULES
Wri/Dir: Ben Affleck THE TOWN, GONE BABY GONE
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About The Production
About The Production (Continued)
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 21 F-words; 8 S-words; 5 GD's; a few others.
SEX/NUDITY: A nude drawing.
VIOLENCE: Fights; shootings; hangings.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol and tobacco.
ACTION: Fights; a car/plane chase.
COMEDY: Some wisecracks and banter.
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Very Good Argo contains many elements that may make it an Oscar contender. It's a compelling story that keeps viewers on the edges of their seats while delivering the goods.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Excellent 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.

Entertainment Weekly Full Review
Very Good This captivating, expertly machined political thriller jumps through every hoop the naysayer can set up: It's serious and substantive, an ingeniously written and executed drama fashioned from a fascinating, little-known chapter of recent history.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 139 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
3
High
67%
13-19Teens (F)
2
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
5
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
5
High
100%
30+Adults (M)
56
Very High
100%
30+Adults (F)
68
Very High
100%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 139 moviegoers:
GREAT REVIEWS! All ages, both males and females, loved "Argo." Heck, even the professional movie critics all agreed that "Argo" was a very good movie.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
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.
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