Steven Spielberg really is an amazing filmmaker, and sometimes I wonder what will we do when he’s not making films anymore. Not because he’s the only one who can make the types of films he does, or because his films are all amazing, but because, well, just because. He’s Steven Spielberg after all! In the mean time though, we get to enjoy a film from this prolific filmmaker every year it seems, or at worst every second year. Hell, sometimes he even gets two films out in a calendar year!
His most recent filmic morsel is, Bridge Of Spies, starring the equally talented Tom Hanks, who also feels like one of those types that when they stop acting, there will be a major void left where they once stood. These two have teamed up three times before, as far as I can remember, and each time they have done something special, with Saving Private Ryan and Catch Me If You Can both near perfect in their respective genres. So I was looking forward to this fourth outing from these two!
For those looking for an action packed film like Private Ryan, or a seemingly fast paced thriller drama like Catch Me, then you’ll be disappointed here, as this is very much a political thriller. Meaning, it’s told very slowly over the course of the film, and deals with issues and lingo that some may not understand or just have no interest in. Spielberg though does what he does best, and creates a piece, that though slow, still held my attention throughout. So though not for everyone, it still managed to pull off what it set out to do and was really enjoyable in the process.
8.5 out of 10 from me!!!