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Beirut (2018)

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A U.S. diplomat (Jon Hamm) flees Lebanon in 1972 after a tragic incident at his home. Ten years later, he is called back to war-torn Beirut by CIA operatives (Rosamund Pike) to negotiate for the life of a friend he left behind. (Formerly titled High Wire Act)

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Mostly the film trades in an agreeably old-school form of cinematic espionage intrigue.

January 24, 2018 | Full Review…

The stakes in "Beirut" are high (a high-ranking official has been kidnapped, and everyone seems convinced that he's going to spill all kinds of secrets), but [Jon] Hamm lopes through the process without much conviction.

January 23, 2018 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

A period political thriller whose motivations remain timely.

January 23, 2018 | Full Review…

If ever you needed a reminder as to how much Hollywood still really, really hates Muslims, look no further than the opening of Beirut.

January 27, 2018 | Rating: D | Full Review…

A smart, entertaining adult thriller - a throwback to a pre-superhero era in blockbuster filmmaking.

January 25, 2018 | Full Review…

Beirut proves surprisingly sensitive in its handling of the Middle East, mapping out an area of nuanced power struggle rather than a cartoon Casablanca-style warzone.

January 24, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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