Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Future Of Film
The 100 Greatest Video Games
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Kevin Feige:
My Movie Life

The Marvel supremo's pick of the flicks
Subscribe: Get 6 Issues For £15
Get Empire magazine today and save money!
Future Films
FILM DETAILS
Click poster to enlarge
More posters to select


Release
07 November 2012
Certificate 15
Cast
Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Rory Cochrane, Scoot McNairy
Director(s)
Ben Affleck
Screenwriter(s)
Chris Terrio

FILM A FUTURE FILM



By Letter
# A B C D E
F G H I J K
L M N O P Q
R S T U V W
X Y Z

By Genre

By Date



OUT 07 NOVEMBER 2012

Argo

Genres Drama, Thriller

Film synopsis November 4, 1979. As the US Embassy in post-revolution Tehran falls to a mob of Ayatollah-supporting students, six officers slip out and seek sanctuary with the Canadians. It is up to the CIA’s Tony Mendez (Affleck) to extract them from the country before they are discovered by the Revolutionary Guards. The plan? Create a fake movie, called Argo, and pretend they’re the crew.

ARGO TRAILER

USER POLL
How excited are you about Argo? Login or register first to vote now.
0%
0%
0%
44%
22%
33%
I'd rather eat my own feet!
Not really my thing, sorry
I might wait for the DVD
Looks good, count me in
Hell yes, I'm booking now!
Best. Film. Ever.

ARGO NEWS
Dennis Lehane Takes The Silk Road Adapting Joshua Davis' Epic article
Matt Damon In 'Not Robin' Shock And he defends Affleck's Bat-casting
Argo Is Oscar's Best Picture Life Of Pi also does well...
Argo Scoops Writers Guild Adapted Award Zero Dark Thirty scores original script
BAFTAs 2013: Argo Wins Big Affleck's film takes Film & Director
The BAFTAs 2013: As They Happened From the red carpet to the final award
Ben Affleck Scores Directors Guild Win Rian Johnson also bags a trophy
Daniel Day-Lewis Takes SAG Award Anne Hathaway & more win gongs
Argo Scoops Top Producers' Honours The Oscar race twists again...
Argo & Les Mis Are Golden At The Globes Affleck takes directing gong
Argo Wins At The Critics Choice Awards Silver Linings scores four
Oscar Nominations 2013 Announced! Lincoln leads the charge with 12
Skyfall Up For Producer's Guild Gong Argo & more also nominated
2013 Golden Globes Nominations Arrive! Gong nom style...
Clooney & Greengrass Plan A Heist Argo's Chris Terrio will write the movie
Argo Atop US Box Office Cloud Atlas drifts into third
Exclusive: New Argo Poster The dissemblers assemble
New Argo Poster Online UPDATE: Now with three new one-sheets
London Film Festival Line-Up Announced Seven Psychopaths and Argo on the cards
Argo Trailer Online The true story of a real fake film
First Argo Image Arrives Ben Affleck goes bearded
Tate Donovan Joins Argo With Taylor Schilling & Nelson Franklin
Ben Affleck Shoots For Line Of Sight He's targeting the thriller
Bryan Cranston Up For Argo Ben Affleck has also cast himself...
John Goodman On For Argo He'll join Ben Affleck's latest

Have Your Say
To tell us what you think of Argo login or register first.


Your Comments

Faster. More intense.
Argo is a solid film, although it seems to be as much about making a cheap, knockoff SciFi movie in Hollywood as it does about the intricacies of covert hostage liberation. It's a strong story, very well told, and although it feels like it's lacking in frills occasionally, it's thoroughly engaging in a way that few films manage in 2012. The only actual downside is Affleck's lapses into sentimentality, and more pertinently, the thick layering of Sweeping Music To Tell You When To Feel Happy More

Posted by TheMightyBlackout at 22:40, 02 November 2012 | Report This Post

RE: 'Argo' doesn't pack quite the punch that The Town did.
Its a strong cast, but I wish Affleck didn't have to cast himself once again. Still need to see GBG, but felt the Town was really unremarkable. Maybe this one will convince me that he can have a future as a director.  More

Posted by ElephantBoy at 21:49, 22 October 2012 | Report This Post

'Argo' doesn't pack quite the punch that The Town did.
Having loved both The Town and Gone Baby Gone, I made sure I saw Argo in theaters. Personally, I felt it was less mature (or seasoned, for lack of a better word) than The Town. I don't mean to be negative. On a positive note, I enjoyed the film and look forward to Ben Affleck's future efforts.  More

Posted by movienut707 at 01:27, 19 October 2012 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The Future Of Film: There Will Be Another Indie Golden Age
Independent producers are growing from micro-budgets to something a lot bigger

Empire's Epic Interstellar Subscribers' Cover
The countdown begins to Christopher Nolan's sci-fi masterpiece

The Future Of Film: Your Favourite Movie WIll Be Crowdfunded
Click here to donate

The Empire Podcast #128: Interviews With Sir Roger Moore And George MacKay
Plus we say goodbye to Richard Kiel and the British Expendables are assembled...

Shut Up, World! Gary Busey Is Talking!
Strap yourselves in and meet a true Hollywood original.

Classic Feature: Gods Among Us - Paul Newman
A cat so cool he makes Steve McQueen look geeky.

The Boxtrolls Interviews: The Cast And Crew On Laika's Latest
Sir Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Elle Fanning and more talk stop-motion

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)