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Spielberg scores with clever spy drama

John Maguire: Bridge of Spies; Carol

29th November, 2015
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Tom Hanks and Amy Ryan in Bridge of Spies

Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg team up for their fourth collaboration with Bridge of Spies, an absorbing real-life espionage yarn that smoothly combines a sombre reflection on Cold War tensions with feelgood melodrama.

Spielberg’s first outing since 2012’s Lincoln fits neatly into his half-dozen previous war films, but this isn’t a chronicle of heroic action in thunderous battle. It is a conflict played out in domestic kitchens and untidy meeting-rooms: a talking war that deliberately...

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