• Beirut (2018)


Release Date: April 11th, 2018

DVD Release Date: July 3rd, 2018

R |1 hr 49 min

Plot Summary

In 1980s Beirut, Mason Skiles is a former U.S. diplomat who is called back into service to save a colleague from the group that is possibly responsible for his own family's death. Meanwhile, a CIA field agent who is working under cover at the American embassy is tasked with keeping Mason alive and ensuring that the mission is a success.

Cast: Jon Hamm, Rosamund Pike, Dean Norris, Mark Pellegrino, Larry Pine, Shea Whigham, Alon Aboutboul, Idir Chender

Director: Brad Anderson

Genres: Drama , Thriller

Production Co: Radar Pictures, ShivHans Pictures

Distributors: Bleecker Street Media

Keywords: Rivalry, 1980s, Intense, Brooding, Rescue, Gripping, Revenge

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Sam FragosoTheWrap

    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. show more

  • 80
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    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. show more

  • 75
    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times

    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. show more

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