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Argo (2012)

PG-13 | 2h 0min | 8/10 | #Thriller #Drama

Parental Rating: PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned, Some Material May Be Inappropriate for Children Under 13)


 
 

STORYLINE:

Argo (2012) is a gripping thriller that tells the true story of a daring rescue mission during the Iranian hostage crisis in 1979. When militants storm the U.S. embassy in Tehran, six Americans manage to escape and find refuge in the Canadian ambassador's home. With time running out, the CIA enlists specialist Tony Mendez to concoct an audacious plan to smuggle the six out of Iran. Posing as a Canadian film crew scouting locations for a sci-fi movie, Mendez faces numerous challenges and dangers to pull off the impossible.


STAFF REVIEW:

Argo (2012) is a masterfully crafted film that combines suspense, historical drama, and a touch of Hollywood flair. Directed by Ben Affleck, who also stars as Tony Mendez, the film effectively captures the tension and fear of the hostage crisis. The meticulous attention to detail in recreating the era and the seamless blending of archival footage with the narrative adds to the authenticity of the story. The ensemble cast delivers strong performances, with standout roles from Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, and John Goodman. Argo not only provides a thrilling cinematic experience but also pays tribute to the bravery and ingenuity of those involved in the real-life mission.


CREDITS:

Director: 

- Ben Affleck

Writers:

- Chris Terrio

- Tony Mendez (book)

- Joshuah Bearman (article)

Starring:

- Ben Affleck as Tony Mendez

- Bryan Cranston as Jack O'Donnell

- Alan Arkin as Lester Siegel

- John Goodman as John Chambers

Produced by:

- Ben Affleck

- George Clooney

- Grant Heslov

Production Companies:

- Warner Bros. Pictures

- GK Films

- Smokehouse Pictures

Cinematography: Rodrigo Prieto

Edited by: William Goldenberg

Music by: Alexandre Desplat

Distributed by: 

- Warner Bros. Pictures

Release date: October 12, 2012

Run Time: 2h 0min

Country: United States

Languages: English

Budget: $44.5 million

Box office: $232.3 million


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