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Still shot from the movie: Argo.

Argo

In 1979 Iranian rebels surround the American embassy, taking all staff members hostage... well, not quite all. Six manage to escape and take refuge with the Canadian Ambassador (played by Victor Garber). But they are still trapped in the hostile country, so someone (Ben Affleck) needs to come up with a plan to bring them home. This movie is based on a true story. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C+
Violence: C
Sexual Content: B+
Language: D
Drugs/Alcohol: C-
Run Time: 128
Theater Release: 11 Oct 2012
Video Release: 03 Dec 2013
MPAA Rating: R
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Why Is Argo Rated R?


Violence: A male corpse is seen hanging from a construction crane. Still images of torture are seen. A firing squad appears to shoot a group of prisoners, but the bullets are blanks. A riot erupts when Iranian rebels take over a U.S. Embassy and forcibly contain U.S. citizens within.  Remarks are made about threats to Iranian citizens who may have American sympathies.

Sexual Content: Some revealing female costumes are shown. A man is seen without a shirt.

Language: At least 20 sexual expletives are heard, along with scatological references, a couple of terms of deity and a crude term for male anatomy.

Drugs/Alcohol: Cigarette use is portrayed throughout, along with frequent drinking of hard liquor.

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