Film 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.
Storyline: 8/10 – great story and based in a real world that we still remember
Graphics: 8/10 – great moments and mood as you’d expect from a master
Casting: 7/10 – there’s only a few castings that grated, or perhaps weaker acting.. but generally spot on. the leads are truly on form.
Overall.. 8/10 – definitely one to watch