About the Movie
Caught in the crossfires of civil war, CIA operatives must send a former U.S. diplomat (Jon Hamm) to negotiate for the life of a friend he left behind.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 82
- Fresh: 63
- Rotten: 19
- Average Rating: 6.7/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Jon Hamm adds movie-star class and a world-weary Don Draper touch to this mediocre spy thriller containing plot twists you may think are reductive of the Muslim world. You're not wrong.
Fresh: Gilroy is a master at laying out a twisty plot, and Anderson directs with the kind of verve that enables almost all the twists to hit us with the force of surprise.
Fresh: The pleasure...of Beirut is watching Hamm and his associates encounter the conflicting factions at play, work out what's actually going on, and then find a way to defuse the situation, most likely by getting each involved party what it wants.
Fresh: It's hardly a stretch for Hamm to play a man who's clever, disenchanted, and charismatically dissolute. But he does it as surely as he ever has, and Pike is more convincing as a Yank than she was a German in 7 Days in Entebbe.