Cold War movie “Bridge of Spies” gets warm reception
October 16, 2015 • 590 views
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“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–