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The Fifth Estate


Rated R for language and some violence.

R In Theaters 10/18/2013 , 128min.
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Viewer score based on 10 ratings
Critic score based on 42 reviews

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October 21, 2013
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
October 18, 2013
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
October 18, 2013
will see it next week
October 17, 2013
I learned more about the whole WikiLeaks saga from this movie than I ever did from reading newspapers. Well acted and great story-telling. I highly recommend this's must see!!!

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

Total Film
With a riveting portrayal by Cumberbatch at its heart, The Fifth Estate tells its story grippingly - but finally leaves us none the wiser. Full Review
Adam Smith
Disappointingly dull account of a tale desperately in need of a sharper screenplay and some directorial vim. Might as well wait for the Blu-ray, Jules. Full Review
Catherine Shoard
The Guardian
This is highly competent catnip for the watercooler crowd. Full Review
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. Full Review
Dave Calhoun
Time Out London
It’s adequate and often fun, but no match for Cumberbatch’s talents: physically, his Assange is far more complex and intriguing than most of the things we hear him say or see him do. Full Review
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