Bridge of Spies

4 out of 5 stars

As cool as Catch Me If You Can, as tense as Munich at times and as historically worthy as Lincoln or Schindler’s List; this solid entry in Spielberg’s filmography is one of his more subtle and restrained outings, yet equally satisfying to watch. Kudos to a thoughtful and well thought out script that manages to interweave and juxtapose contrasting strands of narrative in a cinematically fluent manner and also wring tension even out of a story where we could easily guess the ending.  As for Tom Hanks, his Atticus Finch-like principled and fair-minded Everyman, was put to great effect in a film which starts off as a legal drama and ends up more political and soul-searching. In the end, however, it is Mark Rylance, in an understating role, who stands out in the film, with a quietly exquisite performance which is not only memorable but also very moving.

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  1. remo

    Well said! Great film. I hope Mark Rylance will get an Oscar nomination as supporting actor. From: subtitledfriends To: remo148@yahoo.com Sent: Friday, December 11, 2015 4:22 AM Subject: [New post] Bridge of Spies #yiv3384066828 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv3384066828 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv3384066828 a.yiv3384066828primaryactionlink:link, #yiv3384066828 a.yiv3384066828primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv3384066828 a.yiv3384066828primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv3384066828 a.yiv3384066828primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv3384066828 WordPress.com | Patron Wong posted: “4 out of 5 starsAs cool as Catch Me If You Can, as tense as Munich at times and as historically worthy as Lincoln or Schindler’s List; this solid entry in Spielberg’s filmography is one of his more subtle and restrained outings, yet equally satisfying t” | |

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