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Jon Hamm stars as Mason Skiles, a former U.S. diplomat, who gets sent to Beirut to negotiate a swap for the release of a terrorist leader, believed to be imprisoned by Israeli secret police, in exchange for a CIA agent who has been kidnapped. Confronted by ghosts from his past, Mason faces a formidable question: Who do you trust in a world where the truth emerges only when it's convenient – or profitable? From the writer of the Bourne trilogy, this taut action thriller also stars Rosamund Pike and Dean Norris and is being hailed by critics as "tense & ever-twisting" (Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times).
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Critics Consensus: Beirut tells a complex, tightly plotted tale of international intrigue, further elevated by strong central performances from Jon Hamm and Rosamund Pike.
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Common Sense Says
Smart political thriller has violence, language, drinking.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Beirut is a fictional political thriller about a 1980s hostage exchange. Expect lots of guns and shooting: Characters are shot and killed, and there are blood spatters. Bombs explode, guards hit civilians, and there's some arguing. The main character (played by Jon Hamm) is said to be an alcoholic; he drinks a lot and sometimes nurses hangovers, but otherwise there are no consequences. Characters also drink socially at a party, and there's some background smoking. Language is strong, with many uses of "f--k," as well as "s--t" and other words. Glimpses of naked women can be seen on the backs of a deck of cards and on a TV screen. This satisfyingly old-fashioned movie is a combination of smart situations and strong genre filmmaking; it doesn't have a huge amount of political or cultural significance, but it requires strict attention and is probably geared more toward mature teens and adults.
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- Genre:Action, Thriller
- Release Date:April 11, 2018
- Audio Format:5.1
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