Director: Ben Affleck
Cast: Ben Affleck, Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Bryan Cranston
Synopsis: On November 4, 1979, as the Iranian revolution reaches its boiling point, militants storm the U.S. embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage.
But, in the midst of the chaos, six Americans manage to slip away and find refuge in the home of the Canadian ambassador.
Knowing it is only a matter of time before the six are found out and likely killed, a CIA "exfiltration" specialist named Tony Mendez (Affleck) comes up with a risky plan to get them safely out of the country.
Critics: Argo is nothing short of brilliant as Affleck infuses and mixes drama, suspense and comedy into what is practically a flawless movie. - FemaleFirst
- Fusing suspense and humour in a political thriller is a tricky prospect, but Argo is more than up to the task. - USA Today
- Ben Affleck doesn't merely direct Argo, he directs the hell out of it, nailing the quickening pace, the wayward humour, the nerve-frying suspense. There's no doubt he's crafted one of the best movies of the year. - Rolling Stone
Award/Nominations: Argo has already won Film of the Year at the AFI Awards and San Diego Film Critics Society.
It has picked up nominations at the Critics Choice Awards and Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association.
Check out the other nominees:
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