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Release Date :

October 12, 2012

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Director :

Ben Affleck

Starring :

Ben Affleck, Alan Arkin, Kyle Chandler, John Goodman, Bryan Cranston, Scoot McNairy, Tate Donovan, Nelson Franklin, Taylor Schilling, Kerry Bishe, Chris Messina

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Excellent entertaining! It's a masterpiece.    Readers  Be the 1st!

“..told with intelligence, great period detail and a surprising amount of nutty humor for a serious look at the Iran hostage crisis of 1979-81..”
by Todd McCarthy [Hollywood Reporter]
5 of 5

“..this is a movie with a lot of parts, and Affleck fits them all together masterfully. "Argo" is a gem..”
by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic]
4 of 4

“..the mission reads like far-fetched spy fiction rather than actual political history..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
3 of 4

“..the film may exaggerate certain incidents and invent suspenseful moments, but it never crosses into implausible territory, and it draws you closer as it unfolds..”
by Rene Rodriguez [Miami Herald]
4 of 4

“..the craziness of the scheme, and the crappiness of movie, allow for some amusing Hollywood observations..”
by Amy Biancolli [San Francisco Chronicle]
4 of 4

“..one of the best films of 2012 and a sure-fire contender on Oscar night..”
by Rex Reed [New York Observer]
Review rate : A

“..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 in now..”
by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
Review rate : A

“..is definitely worth seeing in theaters, maintaining a serious "Spy Game" meets "The Kingdom" vibe of fast-paced drama..”
by Laremy Legel [Film.com]
3.5 of 4

“..everything culminates in the film's final third..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
3.5 of 4

“..Argo is a good movie. More than that, it's a smart good movie - something to savor in the early days leading up to the end-of-the-year cinematic feast..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
“..Affleck's unexpectedly comedic third feature has the vital elements to delight adult auds, judging by the enthusiastic response..”
by Peter Debruge [Variety]
4 of 4

“..a booster shot of pure adrenaline and one of 2012's best and most exciting films..”
by Randy Myers [San Jose Mercury News]

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