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Argo is a 2012 drama thriller film directed by Ben Affleck. The dramatization is from the book 'The Master of Disguise' by CIA operative Tony Mendez, and Joshuah Berman's 2007 "Wired" article "The Great Escape". Mendez led the of six U.S. from Tehran, Iran, during the 1979 Iran crisis. Warner Bros. said Mendez had "to come up with a plan to get the six Americans out of the country. A plan so , it could only happen in the movies". The film stars Affleck as Mendez with Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, and John Goodman in roles. Upon its , Argo received widespread acclaim and also received awards.

Argo was acclaimed by American critics. Rotten Tomatoes reported that 96% of gave the film positive reviews on 246 reviews. It wrote: "Tense, exciting and often comic, Argo recreates a historical event with attention to detail and finely wrought characters." Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times gave the film 4/4 stars, calling it "spellbinding" and " funny". Ebert chose it as his best film of the year. The film was for seven Academy Awards and won three, for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Achievement in Editing. A group of Iranian officials said that, "awarding an anti-Iran movie is a attack against our nation and humanity".



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