An exfiltration specialist masquerades as a Hollywood producer in order to rescue six Americans who are held captive in Tehran during the US hostage crisis in Iran.
Director: Ben Affleck
Writer: Chris Terrio
Won 2013 Academy Awards Award for Best Picture
Tense, exciting, and often darkly comic, Argo recreates a historical event with vivid attention to detail and finely wrought characters.
The cast helps to keep things moving -- particularly the hilarious interplay between Arkin and Goodman. And is it me, or should Bryan Cranston be in every film released?
The old saw "truth is stranger than fiction" has had its teeth properly sharpened in the superb thriller Argo, a blend of political history and Hollywood hijinks that goes right for the jugular.
Ben Affleck has delivered a knuckle-muncher of a thriller and a satire on Hollywood, both in one unlikely package.
Tagline: The movie was fake. The mission was real.
Genres: biography, drama, thriller
Categories: iran, hostage, cia, escape, islamic revolution, embassy, cia agent, revolution, langley virginia, visa, year 1979, american abroad, rescue mission, exfiltration, hiding place, wife husband relationship, press conference, hanged man, extraction, iran hostage crisis, intelligence agent, 1980s
Editor: William Goldenberg
Director of photography: Rodrigo Prieto
Original music composer: Alexandre Desplat
Costume design: Jacqueline West
Production design: Sharon Seymour
Runtime: 120 min
Country: USA, UK
Language: English, Persian, Arabic
Sound Mix: SDDS, Datasat, Dolby Digital, Dolby Atmos
Aspect Ratio: 2.39 : 1