Our Man in Tehran


Our Man in Tehran

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Our Man In Tehran is an in- depth, intimate exploration of the true story behind Ben Affleck's Oscar- winning film ARGO. In this gripping new documentary, the story of the "Canadian Caper" is told by the man who knows it best: Ken Taylor, Canada's former ambassador to Iran, who hid the six Americans in his official residence and obtained the counterfeit documents that allowed them to make their dramatic escape from Tehran. Based on Robert Wright's book, the film uncovers new information and adds valuable context, including an historical overview of Iran, interviews with the rescued Americans, former Prime Minister Joe Clark, ex-CIA officer Tony Mendez, and many others. (C) First Run Features

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All Critics (18) | Top Critics (6)

  • There's nothing like hearing a harrowing tale from the people who lived it.

    May 14, 2015 | Full Review…
  • For people with a limited understanding of the Iranian Revolution, Our Man In Tehran offers an easily digestible history lesson.

    May 14, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…

    Kyle Ryan

    AV Club
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  • Informative but tedious ... for anyone who watched Argo and then wished to hear a ditzy, history-obsessed uncle ramble about the real-life political stakes of the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis.

    May 12, 2015 | Full Review…
  • This polished, comprehensive-feeling film makes clear how much of the work was done by our neighbors to the north.

    May 11, 2015 | Full Review…
  • Sometimes, the truth can be more entertaining than fiction.

    Sep 20, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Through it all, Weinstein, the veteran, and Drew Taylor, making his directorial debut, weave an intelligent, complex and tension-filled story that breathes life into historical events that are fast fading from our collective memory.

    Sep 19, 2013 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

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