• 2012
  • R
  • 120 min
  • USA, UK
  • biography, drama, thriller

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

Stars: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Victor Garber

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.

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  • Ben Affleck
    Ben Affleck
    Ben Affleck (born Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt; August 15, 1972) is an American actor, film director, writer, and producer. He became known in the mid-1990s with his performance in the Kevin Smith films Mallrats (1995) and Chasing Amy (1997). Affleck is an Academy Award as well as a Golden Globe Award winner, along with Matt Damon, for their collaborative screenplay for the 1997 film Good...

Main Cast


  • Scott Marks (San Diego Reader)

    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?

  • Anthony Quinn (Independent (UK))

    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.

  • Kate Muir (Times (UK))

    Ben Affleck has delivered a knuckle-muncher of a thriller and a satire on Hollywood, both in one unlikely package.

Details and Technical Specs

Runtime: 120 min

Country: USA, UK

Language: English, Persian, Arabic

Sound Mix: SDDS, Datasat, Dolby Digital, Dolby Atmos

Aspect Ratio: 2.39 : 1

Color: Color

Also Known As

  • Operation Argo (DK)