Tom Hanks

Bridge of Spies Review

Bridge of Spies is about an American lawyer trying to defend a soviet spy during the Cold War, and the outcome that his actions have not only for him and his family…

Tom Hanks is superb in the movie, he makes it looks so effortless, it’s easy for the viewer to buy into the character, to empathise, and to feel like him. He achieves that covetable connection with the audience that very few actors are capable of.  The supporting cast is excellent as well and especially Mark Rylance, who along with Tom Hanks, in scenes they appear together, give you the chills with their exceptional delivery of well written, powerful dialogue.

Bridge of Spies tells a great story, with a great script, written by the Coen brothers and Matt Charman, and inspired directing by Spielberg. Although, a bit slow off the mark, it’s an intense and emotional ride. There are some truly shaking moments in the movie that say a lot about the time they are taking place in but also some heart-warming scenes that take your breath away.  No matter how you slice it the fact that it is based on true events makes it even more absorbing to watch.

“Bridge of Spies” is one of the best titled movies you are ever going to see.  Three words that say as much about the movie as any spoiler-filled trailer out there.  It’s a brilliant movie; a Steven Spielberg classic for the ages.

Once again a collaboration between Spielberg and Hanks leads to a fantastic film.