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Based on 42 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 6 )
  • 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

  • 40
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    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

  • 40
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    What a letdown it is to see this spellbinding, era-defining story tamed into such stodgy submission. show more

  • 50
    John DeFore The Hollywood Reporter

    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

  • 58
    Jordan Hoffman

    For a film that reminds use over and over that this is a whole new world, this movie feels awfully familiar. show more

  • 65
    Mark Jenkins NPR

    As The Fifth Estate excitedly illustrates, in the Internet age no one can ever really have the last word. show more

  • 75
    Richard Roeper Chicago Sun-Times

    At times The Fifth Estate seems as cutting-edge as the 21st century techno-info revolution it portrays. On other occasions... it’s almost like an expensive “Funny or Die” bit. show more

  • 75
    Joe Williams St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    This thriller about the game-changing website Wikileaks is as smart about cyberspace as “The Social Network,” but there’s a glitch when it shifts the focus from felonious leaders to the misdemeanors of the man who exposed them. show more

  • 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!!!

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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

  • October 18, 2013 deesd5
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    will see it next week

  • October 17, 2013 resz1987
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    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!!!

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