• We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks (2013)

We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks

Release Date: May 24th, 2013

DVD Release Date: September 10th, 2013

R |2 hr 10 min

Plot Summary

Filmmaker Alex Gibney examines the case of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks, and how their actions have changed the way democratic societies deal with privacy, secrecy and the right to information.

Cast: Julian Assange, Chelsea Manning, Robert Manne, Michael Hayden, Daniel Domscheit-Berg, Heather Brooke, Smári McCarthy, Adrian Lamo

Director: Alex Gibney

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Universal Pictures, Global Produce

Keywords: Engaging

Ratings & Reviews

  • 85
    Mark JenkinsNPR

    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

  • 80
    David RooneyThe 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

  • 88
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

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

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Nominated Documentary
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2014)