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February 6, 2017
We Steal Secrets: The Story Of WikiLeaks is a great documentary, not perfect by any means, but shocking and informative -- and sometimes you can't ask for too much more than that.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 28, 2016
We Steal Secrets is more earnest than exciting.
January 22, 2014
Gibney does a good job surveying the history of WikiLeaks, but unfortunately, there is little left to say.
January 1, 2014
It isn't propaganda, it's journalism. This is a very controversial film among Assange's followers because it shows Assange to be less than the Messiah they think he is. This provides an exit from news echo chambers.
Full Review | Original Score: A
October 24, 2013
A subtle trashing of Wikileaks by someone echoing the outlook of the NYT and the Guardian--anxious to make a buck off of the leaks but anxious to preserve the status quo.
July 18, 2013
Words on the screen, their power to free you, and also entrap you - if this isn't the internet's deadly blessing, what is?
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
July 14, 2013
The film creates an astonishing picture of the complex new world of internet communications, intelligence and the ever-expanding web of post-cold war secrecy.
July 14, 2013
Having recently released documentaries on clerical abuse, Mario Cuomo, Park Avenue, Lance Armstrong and, now, WikiLeaks, Gibney seems in danger of becoming an actualité machine.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 13, 2013
Outstanding, cool-headed documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 12, 2013
Compelling, enlightening and utterly accessible, Gibney's ultra-slick pop-doc cleaves through the thorniest thicket of contemporary political issues to find, at its heart, two wholly human stories.
July 12, 2013
A breathless, dazzling and mind-blowingly complex 130-minute story.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 12, 2013
I'd have liked to know more about his private life and background but Gibney has too much other ground to cover.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 12, 2013
We Steal Secrets is much concerned with conspiracy theories and may well wind up fuelling new ones.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 11, 2013
A thorough and decently intentioned work, though it accepts a little too glibly the more-in-sorrow-than-in-anger line against Assange: that he is a fascinating radical who simply became a paranoid authoritarian.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 11, 2013
With a subject matter that oddly feels both timely and out-of-date, this documentary is packed with telling details about WikiLeaks, Although it gets muddy as it delves into the lives of founder Julian Assange and whistleblower Bradley Manning.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 11, 2013
This is saying something important. Check your Facebook settings.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 11, 2013
This is an expertly organised documentary; Gibney's always are.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 9, 2013
In truth, there's little in Alex Gibney's film that won't be familiar to attentive news watchers, but this skilled documentarian has mastered the art of condensing a vast and complex amount of information into a gripping and entertaining package.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 9, 2013
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 | Original Score: 4/5
July 9, 2013
The range of Gibney's subjects, the rigour of his research and the complexity of his questions make We Steal Secrets breathlessly compelling, but it's the moments of psychological probing that haunt the most.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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