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The Fifth Estate

Biography Drama Thriller


 

The story of Wikileaks and its quest to expose the deceptions and corruptions of power.

Like the much maligned website, content is king in "The Fifth Estate". Behind every great idea is a great man, and the picture painted of Julian Assange is one of ego and narcissism. Surprisingly, the patchy back-stories of the characters aren't as interesting as the history of the famous site and its technical challenges. By favorably revisiting numerous articles of breaking news, the film successfully underscores the unprecedented impact of the organisation, disrupting everyone in their path minus the journalism they feed. A captivating, yet leaky, source.

Anthony Macali

Wide Release 14th November 2013
Walt Disney Pictures 128 mins