In 1980s Beirut, Mason Skiles is a former U.S. diplomat who is called back into service to save a colleague from the group that is possibly responsible for his own family's death. Meanwhile, a CIA field agent who is working under cover at the American embassy is tasked with keeping Mason alive and ensuring that the mission is a success.
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Beirut is a merely adequate spy entry that could have been much better. It involves a former diplomat to Lebanon (Jon Hamm) who is now a labor dispute negotiator after a tragedy forced him out of his career a decade earlier. But after a spy is kidnapped in the same region he used to work, current US security forces call on him to return after the spy's captors ask for him by name.
Beirut's foundation is interesting, but ultimately the pieces fall in standard formation without much to be excited about. I like Hamm, but this one was nothing we hadn't seen before.