• Released
  • October 12, 2012
  • R , 2 hr 0 min
  • Drama
    Suspense/Thriller
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Argo Synopsis
A CIA 'exfiltration' specialist concocts a risky plan to free six Americans.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The results are nothing less than sensational.
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100

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Argo is movie magic. Ben Affleck's third directorial outing, is an entertaining, real-life, race-the-clock thriller that nabs you at the...
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100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
The main source of astonishment is the precision exhibited everywhere, from the slyly vintage look of Rodrigo Prieto's cinematography to...
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100

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
A superbly crafted and darkly funny real-life political thriller, with pitch-perfect performances.
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Argo is never less than wildly entertaining, but a major part of its power is that it so ominously captures the kickoff to the world we're...
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90

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
Argo is a crackerjack political thriller told with intelligence, great period detail and a surprising amount of nutty humor for a serious...
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Argo's white-knuckle nail-biter of a climax takes liberties with how events played out in real life. But while Affleck and screenwriter...
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88

Rolling Stone

By 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...
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Argo is absurdly suspenseful for both of its hours. I've never been this stressed-out watching people shred documents.
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75

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The primary weakness of Affleck's film is the actor himself, who can't seem to find much in "exfiltration" specialist Tony aside from a...
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Rated R | For Language and some violent images
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 16+ Taut political thriller based on real-life escape from Iran.
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