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Teen, 13 years old Written byZdn312 October 19, 2012

Amazing movie

Great movie. No blood. Some language but nothing teens don't hear on a daily basis.
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Teen, 15 years old Written byMoviedudde18 October 14, 2012

Argo(2012)

Argo is a well crafted drama thriller that has great direction by Ben Affleck. The movie has a consistent tone that alway's has a vibe of fresh smell we have had in years. The movie suprisingly has alot of laughs. SPOILER: the joke Bryan Cranston & Ben Affleck and the dad from The Change-Up make up "Argo ---- yourself" is hilarious. Overall, Argo is one of the most thoughtful and well crafted films in 2012.
Kid, 10 years old November 18, 2012

Get Ready To Hear "Argo for Best Picture"

No movie being showcased by this year's Toronto International Film Festival caught our interest as much as Ben Affleck's directorial follow up to The Town. Argo, based on a true story and starring Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman and Adam Arkin, tells the astonishingly true story of how a CIA exfiltration specialist attempts to free six Americans who have taken shelter in the home of the Canadian Ambassador during the Iranian hostage crisis. The story opens on November 4, 1979 when Islamist militants took control of the U.S. Embassy in Iran. 52 Americans were taken hostage and held for 444 days until their eventual release. But six American's were able to sneak out of the Embassy and find refuge unbeknownst to the Iranian rebels. The CIA, lead by agent Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck) hatched a plan to rescue the house entrapped Americans by posing as producers of a fictional science fiction film. The idea was that Mendez would land in Iran and then convince the six Americans to assume roles as screenwriters, directors and co-producers of the film and they would all fly out of the country together once location scouting was complete in 48 hours. In an effort to have the mission legitimized, Mendez recruited Hollywood producer Lester Siegel and Special Effects man John Chambers to green-light the script and give the entire project credibility. If the entire notion of the plan sounds like something that only Hollywood could come up with – well, you're half right. But Affleck sticks to the facts of the true events and ravels a bite-your-nails type thriller that is guaranteed to be rewarded with year-end nominations for Best Picture, Best Director and most certainly Best Supporting Actor for Alan Arkin. Every note, every frame of Argo looks authentic. Affleck, who received incredible support for his last directorial effort, The Town, ups the ante and films Argo with the confidence of a maestro at the top of his game. The movie shifts between locations of Iran, Hollywood and both the CIA Headquarters and even the White House in this brilliantly crafted adventure. Each scene and character oozes with atmosphere and purpose and Affleck confidently and flawlessly directs himself as the expected hero of the film – a man who risks his own life and career for the lives of six strangers. Towards the concluding chapters of the film, audiences are sure to be on the edge of their seats – even if they are aware of the historically recorded outcome (shades of Apollo 13). Once the rescue attempt his its apex, the audience at the Toronto screening erupted in an applause never before experienced by this reviewer in his thousands of theatrical screenings. That reaction is a testament to Affleck's direction that grabbed audiences by the emotional drawstrings keeping us involved in our character's fates and caring for their safe return. Argo is not only an important piece of history that many of us were completely oblivious – but it is also one of the better films
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Teen, 17 years old Written byJohnem95 November 12, 2012

Fascinating true story, but boy, is it intense!

For a movie based on a true story, 'Argo' is VERY intense. The whole movie isn't dramatic or intense throughout as there are several funny scenes to lighten the mood, but keep in mind this is one has some very tense moments especially when the six hostages and Ben Affleck's character attempt to escape Iran and go home with angry revolutionaries on their tails with guns in their hands - the whole scene is at least 15 minutes long and definitely has your anxieties going - even if you know what happens because you remember the event in real life (if you were around back then). Along with the frequent tense sequences, there is (not surprisingly) point-blank gun-fire and imagery of a man being hung on public streets. Language isn't frequent (although it's fairly frequent towards the beginning of the movie) but it does include several f-bombs (including an ongoing joke involving the movie's title + f-yourself), the s-word, the d-word, b*stard, and more. Sex isn't an issue. Since the movie takes place in 1979, there is some smoking and drinking - two common acts back in the day. As for positive role models - the main character, Tony Mendez risks his life for an all-or-nothing quest to save six innocent American hostages and the CIA helps out the cause even if they're a little reluctant to join in. Kids and teens may learn about the Iran Hostage Crisis in 1979 and how truly scary this event was in American history. Kids shouldn't see this due to its language and tense moments, but older teens should be okay to see this - just let them know about the movie's story - that it really happened and make sure they know what's going on because otherwise (unless they pick up the storyline during the movie) they may not know what is going on.
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Kid, 11 years old December 27, 2012

Argo: Must See for Older Tweens!!

Argo is an inspiring important movie that everyone over the age of 11 should see. It has a lot of language, has some moderate violence, and some drinking and smoking. But it is a great powerful movie. Great for mature 11 year olds. It is a great movie.
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Teen, 14 years old Written byStevie111 November 10, 2012

Intense Escape Thriller can be seen by mature teens

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Teen, 13 years old Written byemcfa3000 May 27, 2013

GOOD

I'm not saying its unsuitable for kids under 7, but it just might be confusing and boring for them. Might make them worried about wars and the 70s too. Good film, creative storyline.
Teen, 16 years old Written byUnknownpearson May 26, 2013

Taut political thriller is an easy r

This movie is on the level of rated PG-13.the movie was great . It was kind of confusing you know. It is a mayhem of 2hrs thrills and chills. There's lots of language . 25 uses of the f word .and other frequent uses of s--t d--k pr---k a-s a---hole. And mutch more
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Teen, 14 years old Written byShine Easton January 29, 2013

A must-see

Argo was a wonderful film, but faces the harsh reality of what happens in the world. For mature kids!!!
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Teen, 17 years old Written byTheTruthForYouIdoits November 4, 2012

An almost family movie

This was a great movie that keeps your attention the whole way through. I loved almost everything about this movie and if swearing isn't an issue for your kids then this would be a perfect movie for most ages.
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Teen, 14 years old Written byJustino4 October 15, 2012

Didn't Blow Me Away But Good

I thought this movie was going to blow me away. It didn't. It is without a doubt a good movie either way.
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Kid, 11 years old March 1, 2014

Great film but lots of language

Argo is a great film with some menace but there is a lot of bad language but it's nothing worse than you would hear at school. I would say that Argo is ok for anyone who is 12 and over just because of the language but some families have different views on language so I'll leave it here.
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Teen, 14 years old Written bySome guy. July 28, 2013

Great movie, okay for some kids.

If your kid knows to not repeat any bad words, and can handle intense scenes, your kid can totally watch this movie. Sure, they curse a lot, but like I said, if your kids knows to not repeat anything they hear, it should be no problem. Pretty much the only reason I can think of why they rated this movie R is because most kids would have a tough time sitting through it, and because most kids would think it's boring. Had it been more fast paced, I think it would have earned a solid PG-13. I watched this movie when I was 13 and loved it-it won Best Picture on the Oscars for a reason.
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Kid, 9 years old July 22, 2013

argo

Being a historical movie, this somewhat lessens the violence that you see in the movie
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Teen, 17 years old Written bymoviebuff6996 June 3, 2013

Good, except for the lack of Character Development

“Although Argo suffers from lack of character development and uses poetic license too often; it still shows us the wonders of a good script, solid editing, nice performances and a story that is suspenseful even if it’s predictable”. The language is rather frequent but in all honesty, that's the only bad element.
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Kid, 10 years old May 4, 2013

Great!

Real Story is quite confusing but I got it and some mature themes like language
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Kid, 12 years old March 30, 2013

Amazing Movie

The only thing that is really bad in this movie is the language. There is a reoccurring joke about the movie's title that includes the F-word plus several profanity-filled scenes. Almost every scene or so includes a character drinking or smoking, but I wouldn't worry about it. Violence isn't that bad, the worst of it is probably when some hostages are seen being tortured. If you can get past all the language and the minimal violence, I think this movie would be fine for any kid older than 12 or 13.
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Kid, 12 years old March 22, 2013

Oscar-winning scary-themed thriller!

Although a great movie with light bad influence, I, age 12, found the brutality and determination of Iran (no racism intended) quite scary.
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Teen, 15 years old Written bycinnagurl March 4, 2013

Argo

There is really nothing to be concerned about in this movie. This movie is good for younger teens. It is really good. Great Movie and this movie is hardly rated R. 25 F-words. thats it. I don't even think there is a kiss in this movie.
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Teen, 13 years old Written bywilsonbiggs February 28, 2013

Best for teens who know anything about politics

It has a good number of curse words, but the story is really great.
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