Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Bridge of Spies Adoption Movie Review

In 1957, The United States and the Soviet Union are locked against each other in the Cold War. Each side is using spies, and because of great public fear regarding the Soviet Union, spies are viewed with a mixture of terror and hatred. A Soviet spy, Rudolph Abel, has been captured, but is due a trial. Leading insurance lawyer Jim Donovan braves public sentiment in order to take the case and surprisingly finds himself dedicated to Abel in his pursuit of justice.  

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Strong Points

Donovan is loyal and noble. He works to help an enemy in the interest of justice, and finds the humanity in his enemy that others would deny exists.


A judge is portrayed as being disinterested in justice.

Shots are fired into a home, and children are shown in a state of panic.

Weak Points



Bridge of Spies is an engaging and thought-provoking film. It’s very well done, and it encourages us to see the humanity in the people we fear. It’s probably best suited to adults and older teens, maybe 16 and up, but it’s well worth seeing.

Questions for Discussion

Does Abel deserve a fair trial?

What groups of people are you scared of? 

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