Beirut

2018

Drama / Thriller

54
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 77%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 56%
IMDb Rating 6.4 10 6287

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Rosamund Pike as Sandy Crowder
Jon Hamm as Mason Skiles
Dean Norris as Donald Gaines
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by jcruz-42957 5 / 10

Beirut: 5.8

The thing that killed this movie for me was that it was shot almost entirely handheld. Personally I'm not a fan of handheld shots because I think they're a cheap way to make a movie look cinematic, and they sometimes restrict freedom from where the camera can be, but sometimes they're a necessary evil that can be used occasionally but not the entire movie. Beirut mainly suffers from lack of dynamic camera shots and movement, and familiar movie tropes that I've seen before. While the two main leads (Jon Hamm and Rosamund Pike) put in good performances. I feel like somewhere under how the film was shot and unoriginal attempts at emotional beats there's a good movie buried. There's some good scenes and events that make an attempt to save this movie, but they sadly failed. Overall, for me personally this a potentially good movie that was squandered by it's shot style that relies on plot points that are too familiar to forgive. So I give it a 5.8

Reviewed by Scott-344 10 / 10

Thoughtful, tense thriller - ignore the haters with irrelevant agendas

Where this film was shot is irrelevant. "Casablanca" was short on the Warner Bros. lot, so what -- it's garbage?

"Beirut" is a complex, multi-layered thriller, reminiscent of conspiracy thrillers of the '70s. But unlike those earlier thrillers, which though much beloved by me are somewhat dated by their breathless realization that governments lie and conspire and murder, "Beirut" tells its story with a modern sensibility. Yes, CIA was complicit in so much, but individual human beings, even those in CIA, lived and loved and aspired to connect to the people around them -- in this case, the people of Lebanon. Is everyone in the cast Lebanese? I don't know. But I suspect a search through the IMDB cast list will reveal much more authenticity in the casting than the naysayers here complain about. And remember, Beirut was considered the Paris of the Middle East, a cosmopolitan crossroads of cultures. Within the confines of a taut story about the kidnapping of a CIA officer and an outsider's attempt to rescue him while still maintaining some sense of dignity for himself and for the locals he's known for years, the film expertly capture the sadness of a semi-paradise turned hell.

Jon Hamm, Rosamund Pike and the rest of the cast are excellent. This is a story about American actions in a foreign land. There's enough blame to go around -- CIA, Mossad, the White House -- all have their competing agendas. That this American film focuses on American CIA and State Dept. characters, and a couple of key Lebanese characters, is hardly a weak point.

Reviewed by leibos 9 / 10

Fascinating

Not only was it an excellent adventure but the basic plot lines were plausable enough even for those who follow Middle Eastern politics closely to sit back and enjoy.

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