A Good American (2017)



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Bill Binney was a brilliant cryptologist and long-time National Security Agency (NSA) analyst, since 1997 serving as Technical Director. Binney developed a sophisticated program named ThinThread for gathering data capable of providing clues, in real-time, of potential terrorist threats.

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All Critics (10) | Top Critics (3)

"A Good American" gets bogged down in details and personnel talk, but its subjects have an urgent narrative to tell.

Feb 2, 2017 | Full Review…

A cautionary tale of a man who sought to protect the world with an ingenious creation that could be used for ill as well as good.

Feb 2, 2017 | Full Review…
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Slow, quiet, and infuriating ...

Jan 31, 2017 | Full Review…

Prepare to be riveted by this equally enraging, terrifying and eye-opening documentary.

Feb 5, 2017 | Rating: 9.5/10 | Full Review…

A Good American is a documentary against the war on truth.

Feb 5, 2017 | Rating: 3.0/5 | Full Review…

Shocking, essential documentary looks at the shameful and avoidable failure of the NSA to prevent 9/11. All Americans (and everyone else) should see this film.

Feb 2, 2017 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

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