Bridge of Spies

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"In the shadow of war, one man showed the world what we stood for."
  • PG-13
  • 2015
  • 2 hr 15 min
  • 7.6  (288,105)
  • 81

A lawyer named James Donovan, whose specialty is in insurance settlements, agrees to take on the case of a KGB spy, Rudolph Abel, after federal agents find incriminating documents in his room. No one thinks, not even Donovan's own wife, that Donovan will try very hard to get the spy acquitted, even though Donovan takes his work seriously. When he tries to give Abel a fair trial, it's met with hate mail and an attempt on Donovan's life. He still pushes on to give Abel a fair defense. The verdict on Abel is that he is guilty on all charges. Donovan tries to appeal to the judge for thirty years, and takes the case to the Supreme Court to say that the evidence in the case is tainted by a bad search warrant. He loses 5-4. After two Americans (Frederic Pryor and Francis Gary Powers) are captured by Soviets, Donovan tries to put a two-for-one trade together. Powers was shot down while on a U-2 spy plane, while Pryor is an American economics graduate student trying to get his girlfriend into West Berlin before the Wall goes up. The CIA only wants one prisoner, Powers, but will allow for negotiations about Pryor to happen as long as they don't damage their chances to get Powers back.

Bridge of Spies
Bridge Of Spies (Trailer 1)
Bridge Of Spies (Trailer 1)

Trailer - 2 min 33 sec

Bridge Of Spies
Bridge Of Spies

Trailer - 1 min 46 sec

Bridge of Spies (Clean Trailer)
Bridge of Spies (Clean Trailer)

Trailer - 2 min 27 sec

Bridge Of Spies: Amy Ryan
Bridge Of Spies: Amy Ryan

Behind the Scenes - 33 sec

Bridge Of Spies: Steven Spielberg And Tom Hanks Collaboration Featurette
Bridge Of Spies: Steven Spielberg And Tom Hanks Collaboration Featurette

Behind the Scenes - 2 min 31 sec

Bridge Of Spies: Steven Spielberg
Bridge Of Spies: Steven Spielberg

Behind the Scenes - 35 sec

Description
A lawyer named James Donovan, whose specialty is in insurance settlements, agrees to take on the case of a KGB spy, Rudolph Abel, after federal agents find incriminating documents in his room. No one thinks, not even Donovan's own wife, that Donovan will try very hard to get the spy acquitted, even though Donovan takes his work seriously. When he tries to give Abel a fair trial, it's met with hate mail and an attempt on Donovan's life. He still pushes on to give Abel a fair defense.

The verdict on Abel is that he is guilty on all charges. Donovan tries to appeal to the judge for thirty years, and takes the case to the Supreme Court to say that the evidence in the case is tainted by a bad search warrant. He loses 5-4.

After two Americans (Frederic Pryor and Francis Gary Powers) are captured by Soviets, Donovan tries to put a two-for-one trade together. Powers was shot down while on a U-2 spy plane, while Pryor is an American economics graduate student trying to get his girlfriend into West Berlin before the Wall goes up. The CIA only wants one prisoner, Powers, but will allow for negotiations about Pryor to happen as long as they don't damage their chances to get Powers back.

Bridge of Spies is a 2015 thriller with a runtime of 2 hours and 15 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.6 and a MetaScore of 81.

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  • Release Date
    2015
  • MPAA Rating
    PG-13
  • Runtime
    2 hr 15 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    7.6  (288,105)
  • Metascore
    81