We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists Reviews

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Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
February 10, 2013
A wildly engaging documentary that not only details the exploits of Anonymous, but also delves substantively inside the roots and culture of the group.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Louis Proyect
rec.arts.movies.reviews
October 21, 2012
Both a scholarly and entertaining look at the good people who brought the "one percent" to its feet through what amounted to the electronic version of sit-in's at segregated lunch counters in the 1960s.
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Nicolas Rapold
New York Times
October 18, 2012
The film is most illuminating in showing how democratic practice can still find a new voice and innovative means with each generation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Michelle Orange
Village Voice
October 16, 2012
Former Frontline producer Brian Knappenberger's fascinating, incisive social history of the online network known as Anonymous ...
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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
October 16, 2012
Strong, entertaining portrait of a hard-to-pin-down online phenomenon.
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Eddie Cockrell
Variety
October 16, 2012
A cumulative feeling of urgency and you-are-there world-beating are key to the pic's seductive appeal, though lack of informed dissenting opinions reps an unfortunate editorial choice.
Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze
October 13, 2012
Most provocative is the online communique networking in pursuit of information liberation and global justice, precipitating Occupy movements and the Arab Spring uprising. And as much of a surprise to the Anonymous collaborators as viewers of this movie.
March 18, 2012
Who knew that the Arab Spring and the Occupy movement could be traced back in part to "Chocolate Rain" and LOLcats?
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Scott Weinberg
TwitchFilm
March 13, 2012
I went from ignorant to informed to impressed when presented with this tight and enjoyable compendium of all the major hacking incidents of the past several years.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Erik Childress
eFilmCritic.com
March 8, 2012
A fascinating documentary that is scary no matter whom you side with.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
November 22, 2012
There's no genuine discussion by anyone of tactics, ideology and ethics. Even arrogantly reframes the overthrow of Mubarak as an Anonymous-fuelled uprising. Aren't-we-f***in'-awesome! hubris bubbles out of the legion of remarkably inarticulate interviews.
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
November 16, 2012
Fills you in on a few names you know from the headlines
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com
October 27, 2012
Both intriguing and frustrating, this documentary traces the recent evolution of computer hacking.
Tomas Hachard
Slant Magazine
October 14, 2012
The doc's straightforward and chronological structure is its own worst enemy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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