Bridge of Spies – A Movie Review

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Oct 172016
 

Bridge of Spies Movie PosterDuring the cold war, a lawyer, James B. Donovan is recruited by the CIA and involved in an intense negotiation mission to release and exchange a CIA U-2 spy-plane pilot, Francis G. Powers. The pilot was arrested alive after his plane was shot down by the Soviet Union during a mission and stays in the company of a KGB intelligence officer, Rudolf Abel, who was arrested for espionage in the US.

Director: Steven Spielberg
Writer: Matt Charman, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Stars: Tom Hanks, Alan Alda, Mark Rylance, Domenick Lombardozzi, Victor Verhaeghe, Mark Fichera
Runtime: 142 min; Rated: PG-13; Genre: Drama, History, Thriller; Released: 16 Oct 2015

Lay wasn’t feeling great, so after going out to grab a bite, we came home and watched this from Amazon, and we both enjoyed the movie a great deal. Continue reading »

Munich

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Jan 092006
 

Munich (2005)

During the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, eleven Israeli athletes are taken hostage and murdered by a Palestinian terrorist group known as Black September. In retaliation, the Israeli government recruits a group of Mossad agents to track down and execute those responsible for the attack.

Directed by
Steven Spielberg

Genres
Crime, Drama, History, Thriller

Cast
Eric Bana, Daniel Craig, Ciar?n Hinds, Mathieu Kassovitz, Hanns Zischler, Ayelet Zorer, Geoffrey Rush, Gila Almagor, Michael Lonsdale, Mathieu Amalric, Moritz Bleibtreu, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Meret Becker, Marie-Jos?e Croze, Yvan Attal

Lay and I went to see Munich Friday night at the Veteran’s 24. This movie is very similar to “The Sword of Gideon.” The Sword Of Gideon (1986) documents Israel’s subsequent counteractions against the perpetrators of Munich.

Munich is a good movie, but I felt that I had seen it before. However, as you would expect from Spielberg, the cinematography is excellent. The special effects are reasonable, and well done…merely adding to the story. I thought the entire cast did an excellent job with their roles.

I’d say its a movie worth seeing, especially given that there is a large audience that has never seen the Sword of Gideon.

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