Bridge of Spies (2015)

Bridge of Spies
Bridge of Spies
5.7/10 by 123 users

An American lawyer is recruited by the CIA during the Cold War to help rescue a pilot detained in the Soviet Union.

Release Date:October 16, 2015
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Genres:Thriller, Drama
Production Company:20th Century Fox, DreamWorks SKG, Amblin Entertainment, Studio Babelsberg, Participant Media, Reliance Entertainment, Touchstone Pictures, TSG Entertainment
Production Countries:United States of America
Director:Steven Spielberg, Jessica Lichtner
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Plot Keywords:spy, cia, cold war, pilot, lawyer, american, soviet union
  • greatly condensed and more tightly intertwined
    October 6, 2015

    Hanks gives a very satisfying, watchable and assured performance, with just the right amount of hokum, homely and wily in judiciously balanced proportions,Because this is Hanks we're dealing with, audiences know what to expect. it's terrific craftsmanship, pure storytelling gusto and that Midas- touch ability to find grounds for optimism everywhere, Steven Spielberg has dramatised a true-life cold war spy-swap drama, starring Tom Hanks and Mark Rylance. Those brought up on John Le Carré might perhaps expect from this moral equivalence, shabby compromise and exhausted futility. But Spielberg, with his gift for uncynicism, uncovers decency and moral courage amidst all the Realpolitik. He works from an excellent screenplay by up-and-coming British dramatist Matt Charman, a script punched up in recognisable places by Joel and Ethan Coen.