This seemed to be a bit more of a big budget movie than I have been seeing at the Film Festival, but who can resist seeing Jon Hamm? In this movie he starts off as a diplomat in Beirut in 1972, where he has been a rising star for the US government in the Middle East. After an incident at an evening soiree, he leaves to return to the US working at negotiating in labor relations and drinking far too much.
10 years later he finds himself back in Beirut, and has to try and figure out who the good guys are and who is going to help him get his friend out of trouble. Rosamund Pike does a good job of playing a straight laced super spy - one who can leave all of her shirt buttons done up and wear sensible shoes. 4/5