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Part real-life thriller, part sobering examination of 21st century civil liberties, Citizenfour transcends ideology to offer riveting, must-see cinema. Read critic reviews

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After Laura Poitras received encrypted emails from someone with information on the government's massive covert-surveillance programs, she and reporter Glenn Greenwald flew to Hong Kong to meet the sender, who turned out to be Edward Snowden.

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Jacob Appelbaum
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William Binney
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Steven Soderbergh
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Jeff Skoll
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Diane Weyermann
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David Menschel
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Tom Quinn
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Sheila Nevins
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Critic Reviews for Citizenfour

All Critics (146) | Top Critics (60) | Fresh (140) | Rotten (6)

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  • Jan 31, 2017
    Snowden is a true patron to the people who don't stand by and let a government rule with an iron fist. This is frightening and should awaken the sleeping dragon in you. Share this movie and let bigots see what the US government allows to exploit privacy and invade foreign countries. This is a step away from conformity and very close to 1984, our future generations deserve better than this mess of a power hungry government
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Jan 22, 2017
    One of the more important documentaries you can ever see. In the hands of a better filmmaker, it would have been one of the great documentaries you'd ever seen. Nonetheless, you must see this film.
    Aldo G Super Reviewer
  • Dec 30, 2016
    The problem with this documentary is that it's one-sided. A good documentarian would analyse both sides of Snowden's actions as well as all possible consequences.
    Marcus W Super Reviewer
  • Sep 13, 2015
    It's hard to deny the film's power and it's made all the more interesting by Snowden's very distinct lack of charisma.
    Alec B Super Reviewer

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