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R| 2 hr. 8 min.

Plot Summary
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and a colleague, Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Daniel Brühl), join forces to become watchdogs over actions of the privileged and powerful. Despite scant resources, they are able to create a platform for whistle-blowers to leak covert data anonymously, thereby exposing government secrets and corporate crimes. However, a major battle erupts when Assange and Berg gain access to the biggest cache of confidential intelligence documents in U.S. history.

Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch , Daniel Brühl , Dan Stevens , Alicia Vikander , Carice van Houten , Anthony Mackie , Stanley Tucci , Laura Linney

Director: Bill Condon

Genres: Docudrama, Thriller

Distributor: DreamWorks SKG

The Fifth Estate (2013)

Release Date: October 18th, 2013|2 hr. 8 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 5 )
  • 63
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The Fifth Estate is stuck running in place. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Not entirely successful or appealing - not exactly a delightful evening in the company of scintillating characters - but interesting all the same. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The Fifth Estate doesn't seem to be presenting the full story. Instead, it's a fairly dull thriller about a hugely influential Internet phenomenon. show more

  • October 21, 2013 bossenterprises
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    I liked the movie as it gave me an insight to the real story behind WikiLeaks. I liked both actors and the movie was interesting throughout the screening. Important to see!!!

  • October 19, 2013 ok00000000161594
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  • October 18, 2013 wo00000000168404
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    Initial 30-45 minutes makes it difficult to grasp what is happening making the viewers struggle to keep up and absorb what is happening. Editing is substandard. Newspaper references and media clips much too fast making it a chore to watch although well cast. 2.5 stars

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Box Office: Why Did 'The Fifth Estate' Flop?

Posted by
Gary Susman on Oct 21st, 2013 9:30AM

Dreamworks Guess Julian Assange got all worked up over nothing. The controversial WikiLeaks founder famously fretted that "The Fifth Estate," the unauthorized thriller about him, starring...

Laura Linney Reveals Her 'Love Actually' Regret and a Gender-Bending Dream Role

Posted by
Tim Hayne on Oct 19th, 2013 9:00AM

Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Good Shepherd Services Laura Linney is taking a well-deserved break. The Emmy-winning star (she just earned her fourth for her role in "The Big C" last month)...

Benedict Cumberbatch's Reddit AMA: The 7 Answers That Won the Internet

Posted by
Kelly Woo on Oct 11th, 2013 4:30PM

Jason Merritt/Getty Images Benedict Cumberbatch wins the Internet. The "Star Trek" and "Sherlock" actor has already (rightly) claimed the title of Sexiest Male Movie Star. He's got legions of...

Laura Linney Has Plenty to Regret in This 'Fifth Estate' Preview (EXCLUSIVE)

Posted by
Tim Hayne on Oct 11th, 2013 12:00PM

Ever regret hitting the "send" button? Laura Linney's character in "The Fifth Estate," Sarah Shaw, sure does. In this exclusive preview of director Bill Condon's ripped-from-the-headlines drama,...

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