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Beirut Reviews

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April 12, 2018
No, this isn't a documentary, but it would benefit from delving deeper into issues.
October 23, 2018
Beirut is a disappointing display of what filmmaking can accomplish in terms of offering artistic reflection into the world's affairs.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
April 10, 2018
Set in war-torn Lebanon, the hostage thriller Beirut is frustratingly murky both in its message and its mise en scène.
April 12, 2018
If a film is set in another country, it should feature people from that particular country as more than just bad guys or extras milling around in the background.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
March 30, 2020
A by-the-numbers thriller that lacks punch.
April 11, 2018
There's little in Beirut to appease critics of the film's authenticity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
April 12, 2018
At just about two hours, Beirut is as much of a sprawling ruin as it believes the city once was or is.
January 27, 2018
If ever you needed a reminder as to how much Hollywood still really, really hates Muslims, look no further than the opening of Beirut.
Full Review | Original Score: D
April 19, 2018
Unlike last month's fact-based 7 Days in Entebbe, Brad Anderson's Beirut offers a more Bourne-esque take on Bourne-esque themes from a script by Bourne franchise screenwriter Tony Gilroy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
April 10, 2018
Beirut has a unique approach going for it but squanders it in exchange for monotonous scenes of expository dialogue and all factions scheming against one another
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 10, 2018
Beirut is not a deft character study. It's not a heart-pumping, thrill-a-second action flick either. It languishes somewhere in the middle, making it a mildly frustrating viewing experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 10, 2018
Contains all the elements of a fun, snappy, pre-summer jaunt, and yet the film is actively in competition with itself. The tone is grim and honest when it wants to be, but not necessarily when it needs to be.
August 8, 2018
Despite possessing unusually detailed context for a thriller, it's a bit like diplomatic efforts in the region: the same old story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 11, 2018
'Beirut' should have the grace to tell a story at least as good as the native one it eschewed, but instead we're plunged into a murky geopolitical morass peopled with paper-thin characters with little emotional resonance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
April 10, 2018
The absence of Arab voices beyond those of the terrorists further flattens a movie that never fully takes satisfying shape.
March 11, 2020
...it never quite manages to turn this corner from being a movie that sounds like a good idea to one that actually is one.
April 12, 2018
Charismatic Jon Hamm is such a good actor that it's a shame his considerable talents are wasted on this frustrating, murky, disjointed political thriller that looks as if it was filmed in a bunker.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
April 18, 2018
A same-old story of a white man's angst, set against the 'exotic' backdrop of 1980s war-torn Beirut. This brand of Hollywood myopia is tired, uninteresting, and no longer acceptable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 13, 2018
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 2, 2018
A progressively ineffective thriller...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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