REEL DEAL: Bridges of Spies REVIEW


The cold war has been a very critical period in history, as it was just after the World War, and the nuclear technology poses as a great threat to humanity. With two key players, the United States and U.S.S.R., harnessing the information, technology and development of these weapons are damn scary. That is the premise of Bridge of Spies by Stephen Spielberg which stars Tom Hanks as James B. Donovan.

With the capture of an alleged Soviet spy, Rudolf Abel, Donavan became his attorney and eventually become a negotiator in making an exchange for an American who was captured while making espionage flight over Russia. The negotiations take place in East Berlin where another American was also caught in the conflict thus making the exchange more complicated.

Many of us would think that period films would be boring, but Bridge of Spies gave the sense of excitement, sadness, and psychological conflicts that makes a connection to the viewers. And of course, Tom Hanks and Mark Raylance did an awesome job for their respective roles. 

Bridges of Spies stars Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Amy Ryan, and Alan Alda. Directed by Stephen Spielberg.

Bridges of Spies is now showing in cinemas nationwide.

Deliberation time kids! 

Show summary in 3 lines: 2 for 1

Technical Effects: 5 out of 5 stars (Using less or no CGI, they brought the magic of that era with a scale that is not easily concealed)

Plot: 4 out of 5 stars (based on a true story, it was presented well)

Acting and Actors: 4 out of 5 stars  (Tom Hanks and Mark Rylance deserve an Oscar nomination!) 

Pros: Production design, it is really a detailed throwback

Cons: 
No subtitles, a pro-American theme

Music and Soundtracks:  4 out for 5 stars (They kept thematic music with communist music in the majority of the film)

Overall: Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars (It's complicated, it's period film, it's nerve-wracking, but overall it is indeed a good movie to watch especially when you are into history)



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