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Our Man in Tehran

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Canada

2013

1h 25m

Director Larry Weinstein, Drew Taylor

Starring Ken Taylor

Genre Documentary

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Chronicles the true story behind Argo’s Hollywood embellishments by looking at the efforts of the venerable Ken Taylor, Canada’s former ambassador to Iran, who personally sheltered six American diplomats in the operation that became known as "the Canadian Caper."

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75

The A.V. Club by Kyle Ryan

The story can’t help but work — even when its directors are beating viewers over the head with the message.
50

Village Voice by Simon Abrams

Informative but tedious talking-head doc Our Man in Tehran is 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.