By Ben Affleck

  • Genre: Ben Affleck
  • Release Date: 2012-10-12
  • Advisory Rating: 15
  • Runtime: 2h 0min
  • Director: Ben Affleck
  • Production Company: GK Films
  • iTunes Price: GBP 7.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: GBP 3.49
From 5,972 Ratings


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 Canadian Ambassador Ken Taylor. Knowing it is only a matter of time before the six are found out and likely killed, the Canadian and American governments ask the CIA to intervene. The CIA turns to their top "exfiltration" specialist, Tony Mendez, to come up with a plan to get the six Americans safely out of the country. A plan so incredible, it could only happen in the movies.




  • Argo

    By Ajfgrkcvsjcbdjdkxbskbdhbsk
    Abasoutley great film would recommend it to anybody. Easy 5 star!!!!!!!
  • Argo

    By Lou2345A
    Amazing loads of suspense and really funny in places.
  • Engrossing

    By jgekko
    This film kept me enthralled all the way through. It is edge of your seat stuff and I cannot recommend it enough.
  • Good

    By Damp Towel 94
    It's a tad overrated but still a good film none the less
  • Great Film

    By TheDoubleM
    It works as thriller, as a historical insight into what happened in Iran and as a comedy piercing the sometimes absurd world of Hollywood. Simply a great piece of film making with great performances.
  • Incredibly overrated

    By TTS11
    Definitely not worth it in my opinion, can't understand why it won so many awards...
  • Love it

    By Whits91
    Great film very tense kept me in my seat in the cinema, love the funny line at the end which makes this film not only tense and epic but funny to, absolutely brilliant film, 5 stars.
  • Movie review

    By Hennezrules12
  • Ok not totally accurate

    By ken22
    This is another typical film where I am not sure as to the total accuracy of the plot. At no point ( I understand) did the British authority's refuse assistance indeed just the opposite. Again, so I am told. The film itself is quite watchable and maintained my interest throughout. A reasonably good film which I would watch again. Definitely worth 3 stars
  • Thrilling with tension

    By cah2004
    Glosses over the American/British role in causing chaos in Iran in the first place by instigating a coup, however this film does show the CIA at its most brilliant. One of the most outstanding intelligence operations conducted that is in the public domain with pure out the box thinking that completely fooled the Iranians. It was so successful in reality that the hostages didn't bother maintaining cover in Switzerland and went home straight away having been completely undetected