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Director: Ben Affleck

Starring: Ben Affleck, Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Bryan Cranston, Tate Donovan

Running Time: 129 minutes/120 minutes

Certificate: 15

Extras: Feature Length Picture in Picture: Eye Witness Account (theatrical version), Commentary, Rescued from Tehran: We Were There, Argo: Absolute Authenticity, Argo: The CIA & Hollywood Connection, Escape from Iran: The Hollywood Option

Critical acclaim is fine, it adds certain audience pressures, but winning the Best Picture Academy Award is a whole different pressure. Past winners The Artist (2012), The Kings Speech (2011) and The Hurt Locker (2010), amongst others, have been put under a microscope following victory and this year it’s Argo’s turn.

Militants attack the Us Embassy in Iran taking 44 people hostage. Six workers escape to the Canadian Ambassadors house waiting for the troubles to blow over. As time passes the CIA formulate a plan involving a fake movie, false passports and Tony Mendez (Aflleck) risking his life in »

- Sam Carey

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