Bridge of Spies Review
Looking for a reason for a date night? I’ll be honest and say that most movies I get to see in the theater are aimed at kids.Those that are aimed for adults are a little bit much for me (too much violence, gore, sex, drugs, etc), so my husband and I usually just rent movies. There is something nerve-racking about watching some of that stuff on the big screen.
That is why when I was offered tickets to do a Bridge of Spies review, I jumped at the chance to treat my husband on a date night (even if it was a Tuesday night!). Bridge of Spies, a movie by Dreamworks, is directed by Steven Spielberg and stars Tom Hanks. Big names aside, what truly intrigued me about the film is that it is based on true events.
I expected it to be a good movie with the cast and directing, but I didn’t expect to like it as much as I did. I’ll even say I think that it is one of the best movies of the year. Yes, it is that good. And it doesn’t go overboard in any category that would make you uncomfortable to watch it in a room with strangers. Yet it still kept me on the edge of my seat. (Just goes to show that a good story line and good acting don’t need all that other trash)
A dramatic thriller set against the backdrop of a series of historic events, DreamWorks Pictures/Fox 2000 Pictures’ “Bridge of Spies” tells the story of James Donovan, a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot. Screenwriters Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen have woven this remarkable experience in Donovan’s life into a story inspired by true events that captures the essence of a man who risked everything and vividly brings his personal journey to life.
Here’s a trailer of the film, too. This opens today, 10/16/15. I highly recommend you go check it out this weekend. You won’t be disappointed.
Disclosure: I did receive 2 free movie tickets to provide my honest review of the movie. No other compensation was given. Pictures are copyright of Dreamworks, used with permission.
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