Review: Beirut

Group review for Beirut, directed by Brad Anderson. ★★★★☆ 4 star rating.

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Spoiler Level: mild

I walked into this movie having never heard of it before it was requested by a member of our meetup group (which I think says something, since I’m on the lookout for movies that I schedule at least once a week). It’s a bit of a shame, because the movie was quite good.

The movie’s about an American diplomat, played by Jon Hamm, who loses his wife in Beirut after terrorists crash a party he was hosting. Fast-forward ten years, and he (understandably) still hasn’t recovered from the incident. The US government calls him back to Beirut to negotiate a high-stakes situation, and anything more would be a spoiler.

The film is very enthralling, living up to its “thriller” categorization. Jon Hamm does a phenomenal job of portraying a diplomat who understands the value of trust and good faith, while also understanding how to leverage curiosity and take advantage of negative emotions. Rosamund Pike

It does have its corny moments, but the good parts of the movie definitely outweigh the bad. The unbelievable moments aren’t very prominent, and I’d say they’re almost excusable given how much they got right.

Jonathan P.

Conclusion

Overall, the group rating is ★★★★☆ (4 stars). The movie was rather good. You can see what we did at the meetup here.

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