Beirut
Director: 
Brad Anderson
Year: 
2018
Rating: 
R
Run Time: 
109 mins
Cast: 
Rosamund Pike, Jon Hamm, Mark Pellegrino

A top U.S. diplomat (Jon Hamm) leaves Lebanon in the 1970s after his wife is tragically killed. Ten years later, he gets called back to a war-torn Beirut by CIA operatives (Rosamund Pike, Dean Norris) with a mission only he can accomplish

"Beirut is as relevant as it is entertaining, and it is very entertaining indeed." - Los Angeles Times

"The performances are strong and the story is absorbing; a smart diversion for adult attention spans." - Entertainment Weekly

"Damn, is it good to watch a movie that expects the audience to pay attention and that doesn’t pander to the least common denominator." - ReelViews

"Hamm gives us everything we saw over the years-long run of 'Mad Men' in an intricate, concise 110 minute movie — swagger, romance, hope and secrets, professional mastery and gutted personal oblivion." - Movie Nation

"The stakes in Beirut are deadly serious, but the film itself is not presented as a major political statement or commentary beyond: The more things change, the more they stay the same. This is an old-fashioned spy thriller, and as such it succeeds." - Chicago Sun-Times