The results are nothing less than sensational.
—Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal
Argo the real movie about the fake movie, is both spellbinding and surprisingly funny.
—Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times
Just so we're straight, Ben Affleck doesn't merely direct Argo, he directs the hell out of it, nailing the quickening pace, the wayward humor, the nerve-frying suspense.
—Peter Travers Rolling Stone
A marvel of cunning, an irresistible blend of cool realism and Hollywood hokum.
—David Edelstein New York Magazine
Undeniably rousing, but deeply irresponsible, Argo fans the flames surrounding historical events likely to still remain raw in the memory of many viewers.
—Andrew Schenker Slant Magazine