With the exact same running time as one of the year’s biggest movies, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies manages to be just as relentlessly entertaining. Its plot, compared to the former film’s massive superhero showdown, is about a man who sits in rooms with various characters and discusses the minutia of a prisoner swap. How on Earth could that possibly be as fun to watch?
Here’s a movie that proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that all you need to get an audience truly invested in a story is great characters. Everything else is just a nice bonus.
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