3.5

Bridge of Spies

Biography Drama History


 

An American lawyer defending a Russian spy becomes part of a negotiation of prisoners.

"Bridge of Spies" begins as a curious courtroom drama, laying the foundations for a treacherous negotiation set against the Cold War, where intel and espionage rule. The period is remarkably recreated, the look and detail conveniently transporting us back in time, complete with particularly poignant scenes of the infamous Berlin Wall being erected. For a film that mostly takes place in embassies with officials drinking scotch behind closed doors, it's surprisingly engaging thanks to the fierce dialogue and air of tension. Bridge to a bygone era.

Anthony Macali

Wide Release 22nd October 2015
Twentieth Century Fox 142 mins