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Argo

(DVD - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Argo


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On November 4, 1979, Iranian militants stormed the American embassy in Tehran and captured dozens of American hostages, sparking a 444-day ordeal. There's a little-known footnote to the crisis: six Americans escaped and a mid level agent named Antonio Mendez devised an ingenious yet incredibly risky plan to rescue them.
Title: Argo
[videorecording]
Publisher: [United States] :, Warner Home Video,, 2013
Edition: Widescreen version
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (120 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: Warner Bros. Pictures presents in association with GK Films a Smokehouse Pictures production ; produced by Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck, George Clooney ; screenplay by Chris Terrio ; directed by Ben Affleck
Notes: Based on a selection from The master of disguise by Antonio J. Mendez, and the Wired magazine article "The great escape" by Joshuah Bearman
Originally released as a motion picture in 2012
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Summary: On November 4, 1979, Iranian militants stormed the American embassy in Tehran and captured dozens of American hostages, sparking a 444-day ordeal. There's a little-known footnote to the crisis: six Americans escaped and a mid level agent named Antonio Mendez devised an ingenious yet incredibly risky plan to rescue them.
Branch Call Number: DVD Drama ARGO
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Report This Apr 13, 2014
  • Solitary rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Excellent film, which I highly recommend.

Report This Mar 26, 2014
  • neonkc rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

wow very good

Report This Mar 16, 2014
  • vcc rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

As others have stated, I don't know how this movie won Best Picture at the Oscars. There was some good acting but other movies that year were better in my opinion.

I feel similarly to what uzebdrumz did (see comment below — but be warned, there's a tiny spoiler in there), but I felt a lot less angry about it. For sure, there was obvious stretching to make the picture more suspenseful and tense... unnecessarily. But I still learned from the movie and it really was a fascinating story. I think I liked the behind-the-scenes mini-movie (in the dvd extras) as much as the actual feature film — very cool that they got all the actual people involved to give their accounts. Overall, entertaining though over-the-top, and I'm surprised it won all the awards it did.

Report This Mar 01, 2014
  • kayliemarie rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A really great story, and definitely kept me on edge!

If there is any thing to say about this time period in people's lifes it's more of a doco than any thing else. So any body could of played the actors, first come first served,so what else would i say is the ones who did do the movie have created something worlth wacthing all the way to the end with the help of everyone who was involved in this production!!!

Report This Jan 27, 2014
  • ONENOW rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This movie was worth watching. I don't know how nearly the film documented the actual event, but this was suspenseful. I enjoyed watching this.

Report This Jan 14, 2014
  • joywolf83 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed it for raising awareness to the fact that sometimes people bringing problems onto their own head. I wish it would have really pointed out that the hostage situation was mostly non violent; especially in the face of the US defiantly trying to make exceptions for themselves. the only thing that I thought was complete bull was when the president said "we dont negotiate with terrorists" lol...right you just fund them! i went in knowing they were going to over dramatize parts; that just made me more eager to research and find out the truth behind the movie. if anyone was trying to watch this to find out the "true story" i think you're being very native. documentary are ture. movies not. all in all, i thought it was hyped the right amount.

Report This Dec 28, 2013
  • bears1985 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Even knowing the out come it was still a very riveting movie definitely worth watching

Report This Dec 05, 2013
  • artnmusic rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great film!!! Really enjoyed how they incorporated some of the actual footage of the event into the film. Not what I had expected,it was a really well done film. Strong actors and just the right amount of suspense! 5/5

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Report This Jul 19, 2013
  • susienor rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

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Report This Mar 06, 2013
  • Dimmu16 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Report This Oct 26, 2013
  • darlenestrom rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Other: Inaccurate historical content!

Report This Mar 06, 2013
  • Dimmu16 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: When they get to the airport with the 6 hostages.

Report This Mar 06, 2013
  • Dimmu16 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: A lot of reference to porn but no sex is shown.

Report This Mar 06, 2013
  • Dimmu16 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: They shoot a lot of people. They also show a hanged man.

Report This Mar 06, 2013
  • Dimmu16 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: A lot of people say F*ck

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Report This Oct 13, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“National honor is the national property of the highest value.” -James Madison

Report This Oct 13, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else.” -Winston Churchill

Report This May 10, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Tony Mendez: "What happened?" Jack O'Donnell: "Six of them went out a back exit. Brits turned them away; Kiwis turned them away; Canadians took them in. Traffic calls them "house guests". They haven't left The Canadian Ambassador's house since it happened." Tony Mendez: "Why weren't we in ten weeks ago?" Jack O'Donnell: "Too dangerous. Got revolutionary guards going door-to-door like Jehovah's witnesses. Half of 'em think that Khomeini's been too lenient on the ones in the embassy." Tony Mendez: "What about The White House?" Jack O'Donnell: "Carter's sh*tting enough bricks to build the pyramids."

Report This May 10, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Lester Siegel (watching the network newscasts on the conflicts in the Middle East): "...Bad news, bad news. Even when it's good news, it's bad news... John Wayne's in the ground six months; this is what's left of America."

Report This Mar 18, 2013
  • brandini4ku rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

You know what I told her? Argo !#?* yourself!

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Report This Mar 06, 2013
  • Dimmu16 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Argo (2012)

The 2013 trailer version.

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