#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – In the cold war, a lawyer, James B. Donovan is recruited by the CIA and involved in an intense negotiation mission to release and exchange a CIA U-2 spy-plane pilot, Francis G. Powers. The pilot was arrested alive after his plane was shot down by the Soviet Union during a mission and stays in the company of a KGB intelligence officer, Rudolf Abel, who was arrested for espionage in the US.
Plot: During the Cold War, the Soviet Union captures U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers after shooting down his U-2 spy plane. Sentenced to 10 years in prison, Powers’ only hope is New York lawyer James Donovan, recruited by a CIA operative to negotiate his release. Donovan boards a plane to Berlin, hoping to win the young man’s freedom through a prisoner exchange. If all goes well, the Russians would get Rudolf Abel, the convicted spy who Donovan defended in court.
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Mark Rylance is brilliant in this film. Tom Hanks does his usual excellent performance. I don’t know much about Mark Rylance. Maybe he is one of those rare brilliant actors who just hasn’t had the accolades he deserves. I am sure that if you asked him if he was worried about his lack of recognition, that he would simply say “would it help?”
Two great actors deliver with a simple but superlative script. Of course we know how great an actor Tom Hanks has been, with many Academy Award wins and nominations in his body of work. I think sometimes he makes it look so easy that he doesn’t receive adequate credit for those roles. Sir Mark Rylance is more of a character actor, even though he has had lead roles also. He disappears into his characters. He was wonderful playing Thomas Cromwell in the British tv series Wolf Hall. Boy, am I looking forward to the next series of that standout program. Oh, and by the way, he won the Academy Award for his work in this very film I am reviewing here. And of course it was directed by Steven Spielberg, a bit of a legend himself.
The plot to Bridge of Spies is not as layered and complex as many spy thrillers, but if anything, not having twists and turns dropping onto our head from above allows the suspense to build out in plain sight. Interestingly, one of the key scenes was filmed on location where the event actually took place. I am leaving out the details in case are you haven’t watched it yet
An organic wonder.
Bridge of spies is not your typical movie, it almost seems like it would be boring, except it isn’t. This film is like a tree that you drive by on your way to work. Nothing special, quite ordinary; and then one day you see it from a different angle, and the way the dew glistening off of its leaves catches the sunlight, just takes your breath away.
As I mentioned before, bridge of spies is different, it doesn’t have a particularly memorable score, or poetic dialogue, every character is portrayed as a “regular guy/gal”. The credit must go to the Coen brothers here. The actors lines, particularly the exchanges between Hanks’ and Rylance’s characters are stirring in their simplicity. The story unfolds similarly, everything sort of just happens, and at the end, it all fits together perfectly.
Nobody knows, what makes Spielberg so great, is it his groundbreaking camera work? or perhaps his implementation of cutting edge visual effects? In my humble opinion it is his enigmatic ability to take what would likely be dull and uninteresting in the hands of any other director, and turn it into a thing of wonder. This movie plays out naturally, with moments of subtle heroism, and true human emotion, it is so very downplayed, that one simply cannot pull their eyes away. Bridge of Spies is truly an Organic Wonder.
A very good, very Spielberg motion picture, starring Tom Hanks.
This movie hit me really strangely.
I was expecting a political drama about the cold war, and while indeed it was that, I was not expecting to have so much fun and for Bridge of Spies to be so humorous.
The Coen brothers writing a movie Steven Spielberg would direct just sounds like a winning combination and it really was. Sealing the deal, was a great performance by Tom Hanks.
Tom Hanks does what he does best, by playing an everyday man in an average life. James Donovan was just an insurance lawyer who gets caught up in the middle of the Cold War. Bridge of Spies, starts him off so normal and then turns his life into quite an adventure.
And I do mean adventure. In the hands of Spielberg, the movie’s visuals were large and epic. I was expecting this movie to feel more like his last flick, Lincoln. Instead it feels more like Indiana Jones, as James Donovan travels to Berlin at the time when the wall was being completed.
Watching Hanks play Donovan who is just swept into an overwhelming situation and just keeps his cool and his charm is just highly enjoyable.
Totally loved Bridge of Spies, It’s one of the best team ups between Hanks and Spielberg and even though Lincoln was a great movie, Bridge of Spies is everything Spielberg is capable of. So entertaining.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 22 min (142 min)
Genre Drama, History, Thriller
Director Steven Spielberg
Writer Matt Charman, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Actors Mark Rylance, Domenick Lombardozzi, Victor Verhaeghe, Mark Fichera
Country USA, Germany, India
Awards Won 1 Oscar. Another 29 wins & 102 nominations.
Production Company Afterworks Limited, Studio Babelsberg Independents [de]
Sound Mix Dolby Surround 7.1
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Arricam LT, Hawk V-Lite, V-Lite Vintage ’74 and V-Plus Lenses, Arricam ST, Hawk V-Lite, V-Lite Vintage ’74 and V-Plus Lenses, Arriflex 235, Hawk V-Lite, V-Lite Vintage ’74 and V-Plus Lenses, Arriflex 435 Advanced, Hawk V-Lite, V-Lite Vintage ’74 and V-Plus Lenses
Laboratory ARRI Film & TV, München, Germany (dailies: Europe), Film Lab, New York (NY), USA (dailies processing), Technicolor PostWorks, New York (NY), USA (dailies: US), Technicolor, Los Angeles (CA), USA (digital intermediate)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision3 250D 5207, Vision3 500T 5219)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format), Hawk Scope (anamorphic) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm, D-Cinema