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Bridge of Spies (2015) Movie Information

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Steven Spielberg


Tom Hanks
Billy Magnussen
Alan Alda
Austin Stowell
Amy Ryan
Mark Rylance





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At the height of the Cold War and American lawyer is recruited by the CIA in order to broker a deal with the Soviet Union for the release of a pilot being held in the U.S.S.R. -- Chris Kavan

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Indyfreak 04/25/2016 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Well this was disappointing.It cannot be denied that Spielberg has an eye for period detail in his films and Bridge of Spies features good acting. Tom Hanks is the typical all-American good guy and Mark Rylance is a revelation as convicted Soviet spy Rudolf Abel. He earned that Oscar. But what begins as a promising trial movie instead expands into a sprawling geopolitical thriller concerning the U2 incident where Hanks is tasked with exchanging Abel for a captured American pilot. It's well made and well acted but nowhere close as interesting as the first act and by the final denouement it has lost its luster.

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07/10/2017 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Bridge Of Spies" by Yojimbo

A lawyer is drafted in by the C.I.A. to negotiate a prisoner exchange between America and Russia during the height of The Cold War.

Bridge Of Spies is another worthy tale concerning an individual making a difference in the world from Steven Spielberg. It is typically very technically accomplished, has a splendid eye for period detail and Tom Hanks puts in another strong performance in his usual "everyman with courage and integrity" persona. Mark Rylance's understated supporting turn as the exposed Russian agent also has a quiet dignity and Spielberg takes great pains to avoid the demonisation of this "enemy". It's more Catch Me If You Can than Schindler's List however, as it's a little too slick and comfortable to ever get you onto the edge of your seat; the result is like a more polis...

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10/21/2016 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Breathes new life into historical films

When the director of “Jaws,” the star of “Forrest Gump” and the writers of “O Brother Where Art Thou?” come together to make a film, you know you’re in for a treat.

“Bridge of Spies” is set in 1957 during the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union. Rudolf Abel (Mark Rylance) is arrested by the FBI and charged with being a Soviet spy. Insurance lawyer James B. Donovan (Tom Hanks) is asked by his partners to defend Abel in the impending trial.

Donovan is ridiculed and scorned by his fellow Americans for representing and defending Abel, as many of them would rather see him hanging from a rope. However, Donovan’s success in keeping Abel away from the death penalty proves vital in negotiating with the Soviets after they capture an American spy.

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05/29/2016 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Speilberg makes another great film

A cold war political thriller directed by Steven Spielberg starring Tom Hanks. Who would not sign up for that? Bridge of Spies stars Tom Hanks and he plays an insurance lawyer. Tom Hanks has this monologue at the beginning when he breaks a case down against someone else you're like "yeah alright I'm on your side. I would have been just on the fact that you're Tom Hanks."

To make a long story short, the cold war takes place in 1960s and we find a Russian spy. Tom Hanks is the one who ultimately takes the case and has to defend this guy that is a small issue section of the movie was going to be the whole movie is not because the Russians find one of our spies ultimately the guy who defended this Russian spies Tom Hanks used to organize and orchestrate the swap of our spy for th...

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03/07/2016 (0 of 0 found this helpful)


Wir sehen ein Mann im Spiegel, vor ihm ein gemaltes Selbst-Portrait. Der Mann wurde von hinten erschossen, während er malte. Im Grunde funktioniert Spielbergs Film genauso. Realität, Spiegelung, Abbildung. Spielberg versucht wahre Begebenheiten des kalten Krieges zu spiegeln, tut dies aber filmisch so überhöht, dass Bride Of Spies den Charakter eines Gemäldes bekommt. Ein Mann, gefangen in etwas, das grösser ist als er selbst - ein typisches Spielberg Thema. Dieser Mann heisst Jim Donovan (Tom Hanks), ein Anwalt. Dann tritt auf Rudolph Abel (Mark Rylance), ein Spion gegen die Interessen der USA und für die UDSSR. Donovan soll Abel vor Gericht vertreten. Die Überzeugung von Donovans Boss (Alan Alda) ist simpel: Hauptsache, es wirkt wie ein richtiger Prozess. Donovan aber ist kein Handlange...


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