Optimism, in its fullest form, can yield the results that you stand for. And Bridge of Spies is a peep into this optimism.
Plot: The hero of this flick is just an ordinary person, but he faces circumstances which are out of ordinary. He is a beloved family man and a down-to-earth insurance advocate in Brooklyn. It happens that he is assigned with giving a legal defense to Rudolf Abel, who is a suspected spy from Russia.
This film during the Cold War showcases a pure idealism that is quite out of date. There are many American heroes, who deserve salute and Bridge of Spies is a tribute to them. These heroes in fact did noble gestures for their country. But still, there is an alluring aspect which makes this film work, inspite of its outdated nature.
have joined hands for the fourth time with this movie. Tom Hanks essays his role with great ease. As the aging and nice father as well as the crafty lawyer, he is at his best. But it is Rylance, who steals the show with his Northern English dialect and perplexed conduct. Also, his voice has a musical touch to it.
Being Speilberg’s 29th flick, there is an aura of confidence in Spielberg’s direction and that is what mainly attracted me towards this film. Bridge of Spies can be considered as one of the best films made in the past few years. On the flip side, the director tries to be quite preachy in terms of the hero’s ideal principles. Spielberg has withered the test of time and at even at his age of 69 he is daring to make films of outdated nature. Thomas Newman’ background music is used only in the right places. The suspense elements are a great boost to this movie, which is set predominantly set in the beginning of 60s.
Verdict: Well, the unsung hero of this film is still a fashionable person in his own way; this film tries to drive home this message.