Bridge of Spies: A Victory for Spielberg and Hanks


What is interesting about Bridge of Spies is that it’s somewhat of a slight film, which is, needless to say, unusual for Steven Spielberg. Most of his films tackle weighty issues (Lincoln, Munich, Saving Private Ryan) while this one tells a microcosmic but nonetheless fascinating story with some meaty undertones and implications. It’s truly a courtroom procedural that takes place on different continents instead of in courthouses; about men in suits debating and discussing. If I’m starting to bore you, fear not. With a lead actor as good as Tom Hanks, a movie is well worth watching.