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Bridge of Spies (2015) **REVIEW**

When it comes to biography films we all know Tom Hanks does it best when he got the lead role. He brings something extra to his performances. And in this film is no exception.

Rudolf Abel, a man who got arrested for being a Soviet spy. James Donovan, an insurance lawyer,  gets the job to defend him – even though he doesn’t want to but his bosses tell him he have to do it. So he does. After the sentence of Rudolf Abel, mr Donovan gets another job. From CIA. They want him to go to Germany to rescue an American who got caught in Russia for taking pictures from the sky. At the same time – give back Rudolf Abel to Soviet.

At the same time another American gets arrested in Germany for being a spy – an economics student. He was about to cross the borders by the Berlin wall. So Mr Donovan decides while there he want both American guys home with him. It’s a mission he set himself on, that CIA told him to leave alone. But he can’t.

Bridge of Spies is based on real events. James Donovan got national on TV recognition for his rescue on Germany and got later hired to save 1,4 thousand people in Cuba and came back with nearly 10K.

You see actors like Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Domenick Lombardozzi, Victor Verhaeghe, Joshua Harto, Alan Alda and many more.


The Gunman (2015) **REVIEW**

From the directors that gave you “Taken” now gives you The Gunman. And excellent high shooting film with Sean Penn in the leadrole as Terrier – a former sniper who works for a mercenary team and kills the minister of mines in Congo 2006..

When he arrives to Congo years later to work on building wells for villages and gets attacked by a group of men who’s looking for “the white man”. He instantly knows it’s a hit and he was targeted. So he travels to London to speak to one of his former colleague. But during his time in London he gets dizzy and passes out. At the hospital he finds out he got a brain injury very common with people who used to be close explosives and tossed around – like military. So he is ordered to not be around loud surroundings.

He doesn’t listen – so he goes to Barcelona to find another colleague. He need to find out who is after him and why. So when in Barcelona he finds out his former love Annie is now married to his former colleague. But while he is Barcelona he gets attacked again and this time chased around Barcelona. He gets approached by an English man to help him stop the people who is doing this..

Will he find out who attacked him and why? Have it something to do with the assassination of the minister in Congo? Some might think it’s a boring film but I quite liked it. You need to follow the entire film – if you lose yourself you will lose the plot.

You see Sean Penn, Jasmine Trinca, Javier Bardem, Ray Winston, Mark Rylance, Idris Elba and many more.

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