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Bridge of Spies (2015)

Updated: Jun 22

PG-13 | 2h 22min | 8/10 | #Drama #History #Thriller

Parental Rating: PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned, Some Material May Be Inappropriate for Children Under 13)


 
 

STORYLINE:

Bridge of Spies (2015) is a historical drama set during the Cold War. The film follows James B. Donovan, an American lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when he is tasked with negotiating the release of an American pilot detained in the Soviet Union. Donovan must navigate the complexities of international diplomacy as he faces off against the KGB and East German authorities. His efforts lead him to a high-stakes exchange on Berlin's Glienicke Bridge, where he strives to ensure the safe return of both the American pilot and a Soviet spy captured by the FBI.


STAFF REVIEW:

Bridge of Spies (2015), directed by Steven Spielberg, is a gripping and meticulously crafted historical thriller. Tom Hanks delivers a standout performance as James B. Donovan, portraying his determination and integrity with depth and authenticity. Mark Rylance's portrayal of Rudolf Abel, the enigmatic Soviet spy, earned him critical acclaim and an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. The film's screenplay, co-written by Matt Charman and the Coen brothers, captures the tension and moral dilemmas of the Cold War era, while Spielberg's direction ensures a compelling narrative and stunning visuals. Bridge of Spies is a testament to the power of negotiation and the human spirit in times of political turmoil.


CREDITS:

Director: 

- Steven Spielberg

Writers:

- Matt Charman

- Ethan Coen

- Joel Coen

Starring:

- Tom Hanks as James B. Donovan

- Mark Rylance as Rudolf Abel

- Alan Alda as Thomas Watters Jr.

- Amy Ryan as Mary Donovan

- Austin Stowell as Francis Gary Powers

Produced by:

- Steven Spielberg

- Marc Platt

- Kristie Macosko Krieger

Production Companies:

- DreamWorks Pictures

- Fox 2000 Pictures

- Reliance Entertainment

- Participant Media

Cinematography: Janusz Kamiński

Edited by: Michael Kahn

Music by: Thomas Newman

Distributed by: 

- Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Release date: October 16, 2015

Run Time: 2h 22min

Country: United States

Languages: 

- English

- German

- Russian

Budget: $40 million

Box office: $165.5 million


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