Directed by: Brad Anderson
: Tony Gilroy
Starring by: Jon Hamm, Jay Potter, Khalid Benchagra
Genres: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Mason Skiles had a great life as a diplomat in Beirut. He and his wife, Nadia, live in a beautiful house and have been mentoring a thirteen year-old Palestinian boy named Karim. The opening scene is a party that the Stiles are hosting for other dignitaries. Karim is helping out serving the guests. When a CIA friend of Mason, Cal, comes to the party he is interested only in taking Karim in for questioning about an older brother Mason doesn't know about. What happens that night changes Mason's life forever, along several others at the party...
Reviewed bydvelagalVote: 9/10
I happened to watch the trailer of this movie when i went to another movie, and found it impressive. So, i went to watch the movie, and i was blown away. I never knew much about John Hamm and after watching this movie, all i can say is he is an incredible actor. I have no idea of the historical accuracy of the events, but the direction is absolutely fantastic ! Great story telling by the director : Mark Anderson. I don't remember watching such an edge-of-the-seat thriller in recent times.
Reviewed byleibosVote: 9/10
Not only was it an excellent adventure but the basic plot lines were plausable enough even for those who follow Middle Eastern politics closely to sit back and enjoy.
Reviewed byPickanniny McDudemarVote: 9/10
This is Brad Anderson's best movie since 'Transsiberian.' He understands Americans need to have things explained to them. He's like John McPhee, in that respect.