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‘Bridge of Spies’ crosses between boredom and entertaining

Just because a master is behind the wheel, does not mean the ride is entirely entertaining.

“Bridge of Spies,” directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Hanks and Mark Rylance, is made with near-perfection, but it makes the viewer bored. 

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It is almost impossible for Spielberg to make a bad film.

This does not stop him from making tedious films like “Bridge of Spies” and “Lincoln.” 

This movie has nothing wrong with it on a base level.  The acting, directing and overall storytelling are masterful and will most likely be an Oscar nominated film.

This film fails at its writing. 

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“Bridge of Spies” does not need to be an action-packed spy thriller. 

The film is about a lawyer trying to persuade Soviet Russia and the United States to trade imprisoned spies, a more dialogue-heavy concept.

So the film could have been more mature like “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.” But the film takes this idea, and pushes it in an uneventful way.

Hanks and the clever back and forth between his character and the opposition keep tension going, but this movie stops any attempt of creating real anxiety right in its tracks.

Stars: 4 out of 5   

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