Beirut

Coming to Cinemas 26 July 2018

Beirut, 1982: The Paris of the Middle East was burning.

Jon Hamm is a former U.S. diplomat returning to service in 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 (Nightcrawler and Bourne writer, director of Michael Clayton).

"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)

Trailers

Directed by

Written by

Drama, Thriller

110mins

USA

Vanity Fair

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Mostly the film trades in an agreeably old-school form of cinematic espionage intrigue.

Hollywood Reporter

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A period political thriller whose motivations remain timely.

The Guardian (UK)

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Like any good spy tale, there's the wounded man in the center, and [Jon] Hamm (mostly bouncing off his CIA handler Rosamund Pike) has got the hollow hero thing down after seven seasons of Mad Men.

Variety (USA)

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Mostly the film trades in an agreeably old-school form of cinematic espionage intrigue.