The Fifth Estate

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.

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Genres: Docudrama, Thriller

Distributor: DreamWorks SKG

The Fifth Estate (2013)

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

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  • The Fifth Estate is stuck running in place. show more

  • The Fifth Estate gives us an obsessive-compulsive messiah with a taste for martyrdom, and full-screen cascades of computer code in place of a coherent plot. Exhausting in a new way, the movie is a data dump devoid of drama. show more

  • The most compelling thing here by far is the film's vision of Assange, by all accounts a man of enormous self-regard and slippery ethics. Benedict Cumberbatch has the character in hand from the start. show more

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  • August 16, 2014 Wayne Rutherford
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    To many want-to-be reporters on here or more to the point want-to-be intellects on here. Stop trying to be cleaver and enjoy the movie for what it is. And maybe be brave and actually talk about what he movie was really about. And talk about what 'wiki leaks is about. Don't be scared no one is going to hunt you down. And Actually talk and not just use your fancy words to look smart. Create discussion,...... is that not what words where made for?

  • 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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