(DVD - 2013)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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.
Publisher: [United States] : Warner Home Video, 2013
Edition: Widescreen version
Branch Call Number: DVD Drama ARGO
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (120 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in


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Dec 08, 2014
  • AGrapko rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Amazing film, very smart, great dialogue, action packed. Definitely deserved the Oscar.

Sep 23, 2014
  • Wile rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I think the only reason it did well at the Oscars is all the Hollywood references during the film. To their credit they came clean in the DVD extras and said half of the action never happened.

Aug 27, 2014
  • rslade rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

The most historically accurate movie since "The Patriot" and "Pearl Harbo(u)r." (If you think that is an accolade, you know nothing about film and/or history.) The tickets were bought, in advance, by Kenneth Taylor. The chase is false. The airport chase is false. So, going on what I *do* know, for all the bits I *don't* know, I'd say this is fiction from beginning to end. Oh, how is it as a movie? Well, for a fictional thriller, it's got some exciting bits. But, other than that, it's pretty mundane.

Aug 16, 2014
  • POLITICSOWNSUS rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Just another Hollywood movie that wants me to sympathize with and to support the USA Government's DEEPLY RACIST FOREIGN POLICIES CONCERNING ONE OF THE 12 TRIBES OF ISRAEL PERIOD.When DEEPLY RACIST AMERIKKKAN PEOPLE get kidnapped in real life by one of the 12 tribes of Israel in real life,the DEEPLY RACIST AND CAPITALIST AND CRONY CAPITALIST USA GOVERNMENT wants me to act like it is not spying on,harassing,TORTURING AND MURDERING THE INNOCENT CIVILIANS ONLY,and invading the countries and continents of the 12 tribes of Israel aka all people of color only for all of it's natural and precious,$ making minerals and resources only period,BUT UNLIKE THESE POLITICAL ZOMBIES AND DEEPLY RACIST PEOPLE IN REAL LIFE THAT LOVE THIS MOVIE TO DEATH,I WILL NEVER PRETEND THAT YOU DIDN'T STEAL EVERYTHING YOU HAVE FINANCIALLY,MATERIALLY,POLITICALLY,AND PAT YOU ON THE BACK FOR ALL OF YOUR SINS YOU HAVE BEEN COMMITTING AND ARE STILL COMMITTING ETERNALLY AGAINST GOD AS WELL AS THE REAL 12 TRIBES OF ISRAEL USA GOVERNMENT,BUT YOU DON'T HEAR ME THOUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

May 26, 2014
  • jkovacs rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

My husband and I enjoyed this film very much. I especially liked how some of the actual news footage from the time was included, giving it a more authentic feel. Good acting and it kept you interested throughout.

Apr 13, 2014
  • Solitary rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Excellent film, which I highly recommend.

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

wow very good

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.

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

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

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

Other: Inaccurate historical content!

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Coarse Language: A lot of people say F*ck


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

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

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

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."

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."

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

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


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Jul 19, 2013
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Mar 06, 2013
  • Dimmu16 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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