• Snowden (2016)

Snowden

Release Date: September 16th, 2016

DVD Release Date: December 27th, 2016

R |2 hr 14 min

Plot Summary

Disillusioned with the intelligence community, top contractor Edward Snowden (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) leaves his job at the National Security Agency. He now knows that a virtual mountain of data is being assembled to track all forms of digital communication -- not just from foreign governments and terrorist groups, but from ordinary Americans. When Snowden decides to leak this classified information, he becomes a traitor to some, a hero to others and a fugitive from the law.

Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Rhys Ifans, Nicolas Cage, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson, Joely Richardson

Director: Oliver Stone

Genres: Thriller , Drama , Biography

Production Co: KrautPack Entertainment, Endgame Entertainment, Vendian Entertainment, Wild Bunch, Onda Entertainment

Distributors: Open Road

Keywords: Office , Pursuit , Girlfriend , 2000s , 2010s , Brooding , Intense , Dark , Temptation , Survival , Sacrifice

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Stephen FarberThe Hollywood Reporter

    Stone’s direction is measured, methodical, and totally lacking in the fire and flamboyance that sometimes electrified and sometimes ruined his earlier films. The story moves along without any real sense of urgency or suspense. show more

  • 10
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Snowden is mostly flat, overlong, unfocused and didactic. show more

  • 75
    Tirdad DerakhshaniPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Chilling - and very chatty. Snowden is a seriously talky film. Yet it never feels tedious, thanks to Stone's tremendous sense of story construction, the film's razor-sharp editing - and Gordon-Levitt's masterful performance. show more

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