Steven Spielberg is all praise for his professionally meticulous direction, perfectly taking the audience to the austere world of late 50s, when the Cold War was taking its surreptitious twists and turns. All the set frames including location shooting in Germany and USA were too close to reality. The entire story, script, screenplay and dialogs were so well fed and uttered with skillful craftiness by Hanks and the soviet convict spy played by Rylance, which made viable sense and were bred with the thrill that ensures the viewer to stick to the end.
It is a must see spy thriller for mature audience taking them back in time to all those moments of glory unfold from enigmatic and suggestively nerve raking espionage taking place in the classic world of late 50s. Well done Tom Hanks and Mark Rylance for superb characterization of their respective roles, skillful film editing by Michael Kahn and top of the line direction by the old timer - Steven Spielberg.