• Bridge of Spies (2015)

Bridge of Spies

Release Date: October 16th, 2015

PG-13 |2 hr 21 min

Plot Summary

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 (Tom Hanks), 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 (Mark Rylance), the convicted spy who Donovan defended in court.

Cast: Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Alan Alda, Amy Ryan, Eve Hewson, Peter McRobbie, Billy Magnussen, Austin Stowell

Director: Steven Spielberg

Genres: Thriller , Historical drama

Production Co: Studio Babelsberg Independents [de], Afterworks Limited

Distributors: Walt Disney

Keywords: Rescue, Brooding, Quest, Prison, Dark, Escape

Ratings & Reviews

  • 72
    Alonso DuraldeTheWrap

    If you can overlook the three or four endings of Bridge of Spies, each more overdone than the last, there’s a lot to like here. show more

  • 70
    Graham FullerScreen International

    Unusually for a Spielberg movie, Bridge of Spies is tonally uncertain. show more

  • 80
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    A feel-good Cold War melodrama, Bridge of Spies is an absorbing true-life espionage tale very smoothly handled by old pros who know what they're doing. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Awards

Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2016)
Nominated Original Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2016)
Nominated Sound Mixing
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2016)
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2016)
Nominated Production Design
Nominated Music (Original Score)
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2016)
Nominated Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2016)
Nominated Writing (Original Screenplay)
Nominated Director
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2016)
Nominated Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2016)
Nominated Best Picture