Movie Review: Bridge Of Spies (PG13)
New York insurance lawyer James Donovan (Tom Hanks) has the unpopular task of defending alleged Russian spy Rudolf Abel (Mark Rylance) during the Cold War.
He is later called upon by the CIA to negotiate with the Russians the release of US spy Francis Gary Powers (Austin Stowell) in exchange for Abel.
On paper, this based-on-true-events drama reads like a bore.
But under the skilful hands of director-producer Steven Spielberg working on a script by Matt Charman and the Coen brothers, this is one intriguing thriller.
Working purely on dialogue, a fantastic score and superb acting from Hanks, the paranoia and unfolding drama will keep you riveted throughout.