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Genre Drama
Running Time 120 min
Release Date Oct 12, 2012
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"Argo" chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans, which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis-the truth of which was unknown by the public for decades. 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… Show more

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October 10, 2012 - Boston.com - By Wesley Morris, Globe Staff

For “Argo,” Ben Affleck wears a dark beard that’s cut short but covers a lot of ground. He’s also grown out and conditioned his hair. It has body now. The movie finds a fresh angle into the Iran hostage crisis, which began in 1979 and lasted more than a year. That’s the right era for Affleck’s style. The beard looks like it placed third in a Son of Serpico contest. The hair could have come in second on Warren Beatty Night at the skate palace.

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