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The Fifth Estate Reviews

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Brogan Morris
Movie Mezzanine

A great performance surrounded by a very bad movie.

Full Review Source: Movie Mezzanine

February 9, 2014
Bryan Bishop
The Verge

Despite an impressive turn by star Benedict Cumberbatch it fails to deliver on its initial promise.

Full Review Source: The Verge

January 22, 2014
Megan Girdwood
Paste Magazine

The question of who owns knowledge in a world where information is so rapidly and intangibly shared is at this film's heart, but it seems unsure of its position, retreating behind the very smokescreens it seeks to dispel.

Full Review Source: Paste Magazine | Original Score: 6/10

October 17, 2013
Curtis Woloschuk
Willamette Week

There's perhaps nothing more cringe-inducing than a square's view of a radical subculture.

Full Review Source: Willamette Week | Original Score: C-

October 21, 2013
Tom Glasson
Concrete Playground

A Wikileaks story that fails to match the drama of its real-life inspiration.

Full Review Source: Concrete Playground | Original Score: 2.5/5

November 11, 2013
Jeff Beck

It had the opportunity to dazzle us with one of the biggest news stories of the last few years, but it never goes into enough depth, plot or character-wise, to get us involved, and because of that it merely becomes a forgettable film that had potential.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2.5/5

January 27, 2014
William Bibbiani

Asks all the important questions but fails to answer the only one that matters: why should we care?

Full Review Source: CraveOnline | Original Score: 4/10

October 17, 2013
Ian Gilchrist

This efficient but uninspired work doesn't provide any more insight into the issue than a television docudrama would.

Full Review Source: HeyUGuys | Original Score: 2.5/5

September 11, 2013
Sophie Monks Kaufman
Little White Lies

Anyone interested in WikiLeaks and Assange in their multi-threaded intrigue would do well to seek out Alex Gibney's The Story of WikiLeaks and forget that this dud ever existed.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 1/5

October 17, 2013
Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice
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A film that, for all its restlessness, feels staid and dated.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

October 15, 2013
Neil Pond
American Profile

Like the film's cold, bleak backdrops of Belgium and Germany, there's far too little warmth, wit or movie sunshine to penetrate the overarching sense of its own seriousness.

Full Review Source: American Profile | Original Score: 2.5/5

October 22, 2013
R. Kurt Osenlund
Slant Magazine

The filmn is guilty of some of the same quick judgment it clearly doesn't endorse, exploiting Julian Assange's unmistakable appearance to help give itself a boogeyman.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1.5/4

October 15, 2013
Tony Hicks
San Jose Mercury News
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"The Fifth Estate" accomplishes its intent: offering some insight into an important milestone in history and prompting viewers to question and debate what they have just witnessed. Unfortunately, it takes too long to get there.

Full Review Source: San Jose Mercury News | Original Score: 2/4

October 16, 2013
David Sexton
This is London

Watching people do stuff with computers isn't just as boring as watching paint dry, it's a lot more irritating.

Full Review Source: This is London | Original Score: 2/5

September 6, 2013
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane

There's nothing in The Fifth Estate that will challenge opinions or give a fresh perspective on Assange and Wikileaks.

Full Review Source: ABC Radio Brisbane | Original Score: C+

November 26, 2013
Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

No matter how elaborately you trick out the shot, watching actors type on computer keyboards just isn't all that dramatic; even if they're typing really, really hard and really, really fast.

Full Review Source: Metro Times (Detroit, MI) | Original Score: C

October 15, 2013
Mark Keizer
Alt Film Guide

The only true take-away from the frantic, two-dimensional The Fifth Estate is that Julian Assange isn't championing moral justice as much as brand building and the inconvenience of accountability in the internet age.

Full Review Source: Alt Film Guide | Original Score: 2.5/5

October 4, 2013
James Berardinelli
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The material covered in the production's 128 minutes is not only inherently non-cinematic but not remotely "thrilling," at least in the conventional sense.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 21, 2013
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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We're snowed by a great deal of intersecting and crisscrossing information in "The Fifth Estate," and Singer's script lacks organizational skills.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

October 17, 2013
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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Exhausting in a new way, the movie is a data dump devoid of drama.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

October 17, 2013
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