FILM REVIEW – BRIDGE OF SPIES. With Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Alan Alda, Amy Ryan, Sebastian Koch. Written by Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Rated PG-13 for some violence and brief strong language. 135 minutes.
Steven Spielberg has always been a better a craftsman than a storyteller. Left to his own devices, he tends to default to a child (or childlike character) trying to get home (“E.T.,” “Empire of the Sun,” “A.I.,” “The Terminal”). Yet hand him a solid script, as in “Minority Report” or “Lincoln,” and he can put his undeniable skill set to work on a memorable movie. Such is the case with BRIDGE OF SPIES–with a script by newcomer Matt Charman and veteran filmmakers Ethan Coen and Joel Coen. This is a fascinating story, well-told.
Spielberg is reunited with his frequent leading man, Tom Hanks. Hanks…
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