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Based on 20 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 88
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    It's complicated. And it's fascinating. show more

  • 100
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    The vastly divergent paths of Assange and Manning make up the most fascinating aspects of this relentlessly compelling film. show more

  • 80
    David Rooney The Hollywood Reporter

    Unfolding like an espionage thriller but with a methodical journalistic skill at organizing a mountain of facts, the film raises stimulating questions about transparency and freedom of information in a world in which governments and corporations have plenty to hide. show more

  • 85
    Mark Jenkins NPR

    Even the movie's title, or rather the source of it, is a surprise. Not to spoil the fun, but it's neither Assange nor one of his allies who nonchalantly acknowledges that "we steal secrets." show more

  • 75
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    Despite Gibney’s best efforts to put a halo on Manning, the enormity of what the soldier did towers over what has been done to him. show more

  • 75
    Joe Williams St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    Gibney is as dramatic a storyteller as the Hollywood directors with whom he competes for our attention, and he employs a big bag of tricks. show more

  • 80

    Alex Gibney adds to his forensic examinations of Enron and Abu Ghraib with another fine documentary. Undeterred by grey areas or the hostility of his subject, the filmmaker tackles one of the stories of our times with dynamism and smarts. show more

  • 80
    Bill Goodykoontz Arizona Republic

    We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks is at once an awkward mingling of two complex life stories and a gripping, necessary look at how information is gathered, shared and, yes, stolen. show more

  • 80
    Tim Robey The Telegraph

    There are no shattering revelations here – if Gibney’s canny gathering of various narratives, shimmering score and cool graphics give his film the goose-pimply intrigue of a spy thriller, it just happens to be one you’ve already seen. It’s also one in which the subplot, if anything, takes over from the main plot. show more

  • 80
    Trevor Johnston Time Out London

    Events are still unfolding, so this is a snapshot in time, but Gibney’s conscientious, revealing document proves a mine of valuable information and affecting emotional insights. show more

  • September 14, 2013 ce00000000164446
    Report This User

    Amazingly well put together movie that works to show all sides of a very complicated story. If you spend any time on the internet I would suggest you watch it.

  • June 06, 2013 Susi
    Report This User

    Voices are a bit difficult to understand occasionally but, nonetheless, it gets the message across loud and clear regarding the birth, growth, and ultimate demise of WikiLeaks.

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