By Renee’ C.

Rating: 4.5 (Out of 5 Reels)

Cold War spy Greville Wynne (Benedict Cumberbatch) and his Russian source, Oleg Pendovsky  (Merab Ninidze) try to put an end to the Cuban Missile Crisis (IMDB).

I am a big fan of Benedict Cumberbatch work in movies and television. Especially, the BBC version of Sherlock so I knew he would be fantastic in this film. Cumberbatch portrays an ordinary British business man who reluctantly gets pushed into helping a Russian official smuggle documents about their missiles to the United States. He is great at portraying an ordinary individual who is pushed into extremely dangerous situations. We watch him morph into a more courageous individual as the movie progresses.

Oleg and Greville a lot alike because they both have families and they both want to help advert nuclear destruction. It is interesting to watch what unfolds for both characters as things go along. It reminds me of the film Bridge of Spies by Steven Spielberg directing, starring Tom Hanks. If you are a fan of that film you will most definitely like this film as well. I highly recommend this film and look forward to seeing more of Cumberbatch’s work in the future.

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