Cold War movie “Bridge of Spies” gets warm reception

Tom+Hanks+plays+James+Donovan+in+Steven+Spielberg%27s+new+Cold+War+movie+%22Bridge+of+Spies%22.
Tom Hanks plays James Donovan in Steven Spielberg's new Cold War movie

Tom Hanks plays James Donovan in Steven Spielberg's new Cold War movie "Bridge of Spies".

Splash photo Jaap Buitendijk/Dreamworks

Splash photo Jaap Buitendijk/Dreamworks

Tom Hanks plays James Donovan in Steven Spielberg's new Cold War movie "Bridge of Spies".

HRACHYA T., Watertown Splash staff

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






    “Bridge Of Spies” was directed by Steven Spielberg and opens Friday, Oct. 16. “Bridge of Spies” is a well-done movie about the Cold War, which was a period of high tension between the Soviet Union and the United States. But since the movie is about the Cold War, it could have had more action.

    The movie begins with Tom Hanks as New York lawyer James Donovan, who is defending a captured Russian spy. After the trial, the Russian spy is sentenced to life in prison. Then Gary Powers, a US pilot, is sent on a spy mission to the Soviet Union, but is shot down in enemy territory and captured.

    Donovan is chosen to be Powers’s only hope of survival. As a way to get Powers back, Donovan tries to use the captured Russian spy in a trade. But then another American is captured.

    This movie could be confusing, but what this movie does well is flow. Everything makes sense. Every part of the movie connects with the other part of the movie. It doesn’t just say something and it forgets about it. It keeps the storyline going until the end of the movie.   

    But “Bridge of Spies” could have used a little more action. Sure there were parts where there was gun shots, but some of the movie got boring because the characters just talked and talked and there was no movement in the plot.

    This movie would best be for an audience of teenagers to adults. People who would like to watch this movie the most would be people who wanted to learn about the Cold War, or people who just love to watch historic films.

    The movie was well done. I would give this movie a four-star rating out of five stars because the movie had mostly everything.

–Oct. 16, 2015–

Print Friendly

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




*

Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Cold War movie “Bridge of Spies” gets warm reception

    Arts and Entertainment

    So many high notes

  • Cold War movie “Bridge of Spies” gets warm reception

    Arts and Entertainment

    Hand chimes and ‘Hamilton’

  • Cold War movie “Bridge of Spies” gets warm reception

    Arts and Entertainment

    Concert selections have Ms. Casey written all over them

  • Arts and Entertainment

    WMS lights up at first dance

  • Arts and Entertainment

    Battle of the boy bands

  • Cold War movie “Bridge of Spies” gets warm reception

    Arts and Entertainment

    ‘The Sound of Music’ hits the WMS stage this week!

  • Arts and Entertainment

    “The Sound of Music” sounds like fun

  • Cold War movie “Bridge of Spies” gets warm reception

    Arts and Entertainment

    In for a good scare? Screemfest at Canobie Lake Park is the place!

  • Cold War movie “Bridge of Spies” gets warm reception

    Arts and Entertainment

    “The Lion King” rules at Watertown Middle School!

  • Cold War movie “Bridge of Spies” gets warm reception

    Arts and Entertainment

    Hannah Juliano offers key pieces of advice for young singers

Cold War movie “Bridge of Spies” gets warm reception