Reviewed by Jennifer Rude Klett (Library Staff)
Bridge of Spies is an outstanding but underrated film by director Steven Spielberg that is based on true events during the Cold War in 1957. Even though the events in this movie took place before I was born, I am old enough to remember plenty of fallout shelter signs, scary atomic blast footage, and pre-glasnost Soviet Union tensions. If you are under 30, view this movie as an extremely-entertaining lesson of history. I LOVED this movie. Tom Hanks is perfectly cast as James Donovan, the quietly-astute but intrepid Brooklyn attorney who finds himself defending a Soviet spy at the request of the CIA. He then travels behind the Iron Curtain into East Germany to demonstrate his mastery in the art of negotiation. This somewhat obscure story needed to be told; luckily it was done brilliantly in Bridge of Spies.
Located in Adult DVDs (DVD BRIDGE)