Bridge of Spies is a highly engaging political-adventure based on a true story about a highly covert Spy swap deal between the CIA and KGB during the cold war.
Lawyer James Donovan played by Tom Hanks is tasked to provide legal representation to a Russian Spy captured on American soil. He is eventually solicited by the CIA to travel to Berlin and act on behalf of US interests ‘as a private citizen’ to negotiate an exchange with the Russians. It is of course a delicate time in Berlin as the infamous Berlin wall is swiftly being built separating the former Soviet bloc and the West.
Bridge of Spies also heralds the first time Steven Spielberg has teamed up with the Coen Brothers’ writing team. The nuance and wit of the Coen’s writing and Spielberg’s large and epic visuals work wonders. The effectiveness of this collaboration is probably no better substantiated…
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