Backstabbing for Beginners (2018)


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Based on a true story, an idealistic young employee working at the UN investigates the grisly murder of his predecessor and uncovers a vast global conspiracy, that may even involve his own boss, in this gripping and timely thriller.

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All Critics (22) | Top Critics (8)

Whatever potential was evident in Soussan's source material is wasted on empty clichés and spoiler-alert casting.

May 4, 2018 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

Great title. Too bad what follows doesn't have the same insouciant charm.

May 3, 2018 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

It involves so much internecine crime that it would be hard to understand under any circumstances, but this film is a drier head-scratcher than it needs to be.

Apr 30, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
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It fails to make its subject matter interesting.

Apr 27, 2018 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

Despite delivering few actual thrills, the fact-based "Backstabbing for Beginners" qualifies as an intelligent, well-crafted political thriller...

Apr 26, 2018 | Full Review…

An inert would-be thriller.

Apr 26, 2018 | Full Review…

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