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Good story with twists and turns, as well as emotion and strategy. I very much enjoyed watching!
Jon Hamm and Rosamund Pike are fabulous in this film.
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.
Beirut contains all the elements of a fun, snappy, pre-summer jaunt. And yet the film is actively in competition with itself. The tone is grim and honest when it wants to be, but not necessarily when it needs to be.
Increasingly tense and benefiting from a well-thought-out script by Tony Gilroy, it finds a slim opening for heroics in a place where all parties are tainted.
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Movie Info & Cast
- Jon Hamm
- Rosamund Pike
- Dean Norris
- Shea Whigham
- Mark Pellegrino
- Douglas Hodge
- Jonny Coyne
- Kate Fleetwood
- Alon Aboutboul
- Leïla Bekhti
Did You Know?
- Writer-producer Tony Gilroy revealed to Kevin Smith at the IMDb Studio at Sundance 2018 that Beirut (2018) was sprung from political conversations he had with a fellow producer on the set of The Cutting Edge (1992), which Gilroy wrote.
- Mason Smiles (Jon Hamm) warns that the operation may "go sideways." The movie is set in 1982 but this phrase wasn't commonly used until the early 2000's.