Beirut, 1982: The Paris of the Middle East was burning.
Jon Hamm is a former U.S. diplomat and negotiator returning to Beirut to save a former colleague in this political thriller. Co-stars Rosamund Pike and Breaking Bad's Dean Norris. Brad Anderson (The Machinist) directs a screenplay by Tony Gilroy (Rogue One and Bourne writer, director of Michael Clayton).... More
"Mason Skiles (Hamm), a top U.S. diplomat, left Lebanon in the 1970s after a tragic incident. Ten years later, the CIA calls him back to a war-torn Beirut with a mission only he can accomplish. Meanwhile, a CIA field agent who is working undercover at the American embassy is tasked with keeping Skiles alive and ensuring that the mission is a success. Without knowing who is on his side and with lives on the line, Skiles must outmaneuver everyone to expose the truth." (Sundance Film Festival)Hide
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John Hamm plays an alcoholic diplomat dragged back to the city that destroyed his family. As the complex plot and Middle East machinations unfold, it’s pretty hard to care much.
Compared to the likes of Gilroy’s Michael Clayton and Bourne movie scripts, it’s a well-made but pretty dull affair that relies... More almost entirely on its lead actor’s charisma.
Mildly entertaining, but ultimately too detached and dull to make a lasting impression.Hide
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