We Steal Secrets: The Story Of Wikileaks (2013)

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Critic Consensus: As fascinating as it is provocative, We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks presents another documentary triumph for director Alex Gibney, as well as a troubling look at one of the more meaningful issues of our time.


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Acclaimed documentarian Alex Gibney (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room) takes the reins for this no-holds-barred look at one of the most unusual phenomena of early 21st century media. In 2006, an Iceland-based outfit called The Sunshine Press launched the website WikiLeaks.org. As run by Australian Internet activist Julian Assange, the site's mandate involved regularly publishing top-secret documents and covert information, often regarding governments and their respective military operations. … More

Rating: R (for some disturbing violent images, language and sexual material)
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
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Written By: Alex Gibney
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On DVD: Jul 14, 2013
Box Office: $0.2M
Runtime:
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This thorough, engrossing film shows how idealistic Aussie hacker Julian Assange took on the might of the US, exposing their military and diplomatic misconduct, then allowed his own murky personal life to tarnish his credibility.

Full Review… | July 14, 2013
Time Out
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Sometimes it takes a feature-length documentary to stitch together a story we think we already know.

Full Review… | July 14, 2013
Seattle Times
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A psychological suspense film with an open ending that's more haunting than the tricky climaxes of most post-Hitchcock thrillers.

Full Review… | July 14, 2013
Orange County Register
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A real-life cyber-thriller with real-life consequences, Alex Gibney's We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks is a riveting and revelatory documentary ...

Full Review… | July 14, 2013
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Gibney builds a remarkable level of suspense, given how exhaustively WikiLeaks has been covered in the media.

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Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Engaging, kinetic, revelatory and unexpected.

Full Review… | July 14, 2013
Newsday
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