Overall Rank: 3655
Average Rating: 2.8/4
# of Ratings: 41
Theatrical Release Date: 09/16/2016
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 12/27/2016
Genre: Biography, Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Oliver Stone
Actors: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Tom Wilkinson, Zachary Quinto, Melissa Leo, Timothy Olyphant
Plot: A look into the not-so-simple life of Edward Snowden, a CIA employee who would become responsible for the most sever case of leaking classified documents -a decision that continues to reverberate to this day. -- Chris Kavan
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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/07/2019
This monotonous and tedious biopic from the once fiercely provocative Oliver Stone gives only an ankle deep look at the story behind the NSA's most wanted man.
Chris Kavan - wrote on 11/23/2017
Sure the pace is a bit slow, the story fully one-sided and Oliver Stone feels like he's coasting a big but Snowden loses none of the impact. A lot of credit goes to Joseph Gordon-Levitt for another spot-on performance, and an excellent supporting cast including Shailene Woodley, Rhys Ifans, Timothy Olyphant and, surprisingly, even Nicholas Cage. And, in the case of the last film I saw Gordon-Levitt, there is also an accompany documentary that is must-see viewing, Citizenfour from Laura Poitras (which overlaps some with this film). Watch both, you'll be more informed and angrier than ever.
Amy - wrote on 09/20/2016
Nicely restrained in tone, to the point of sometimes being a bit boring. A little hagiographic for my tastes, but makes its points clearly and compellingly.
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Indyfreak - wrote on 01/29/2017
The true life story of Edward Snowden is tailor made for a director like Oliver Stone who cut his teeth on political dramas like JFK, Salvador, and Nixon. However, Stone wastes precious time on melodrama and hyperbolic posturing instead of the actual case itself. Let me put it this way. Snowden does not become a true whistleblower until an hour and 45 minutes into this two and a half hour film. It's a slog to get through.
The cast is not slouching though, to their credit. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is near perfect as the paranoid patriot who becomes ashamed of his government's activities. Shailene Woodley gives a compassionate performance as his girlfriend. The other actors honestly come and go. Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson, and Joely Richardson play reporters trying to get his top secret …
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Do you guys know any way outs from this total control on web? I'm shocked as it's a movie based on a real story and I started to look for something that provides online anonymity. In a row with a darknet which seems to be untouchable there's Utopia p2p which is a separate part of web and offers total encryption. Is it possible on the whole to stay anonymous online? As movie says no.