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October 20, 2017
We're left instead with an impression as imperfect as the world Bradley Manning tried-and perhaps ultimately failed-to change.
May 20, 2013
We Steal Secrets lacks perspective and still feels wrapped in secrets and lies.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 25, 2013
It doesn't offer any new or surprising information or any profound analysis, so it barely scratches the multifaceted surface of Assange and remains slightly undercooked.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.751/10
February 28, 2016
We Steal Secrets is more earnest than exciting.
May 21, 2013
Gibney, a prolific and skilled documentarian, marshals and organizes a raft of information as deftly as anyone could wish. But his conclusions are murkier than they might be.
May 21, 2013
You'll leave knowing slightly more about the who, what and why of WikiLeaks; you'll also wish the whole shebang didn't fell like such a tone-deaf data dump overall.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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.
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
January 22, 2014
Gibney does a good job surveying the history of WikiLeaks, but unfortunately, there is little left to say.
July 11, 2013
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Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 3, 2013
A fascinating insight into Wikileaks and the two men behind the world's largest ever whistleblowing scandal.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 23, 2013
"Secrets" teases out unforgettable portraits of two very different men.
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 2, 2013
It portrays a seething nest of highly volatile personalities whose motivations are fraught with ambiguities and contradictions, and a chain of actions and reactions the full impact of which has yet to be measured.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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May 23, 2013
Those looking for a summary of the WikiLeaks phenomenon-from the big leaks to the major shifts in public perception about Assange and his cause-won't find a more cleanly delineated version.
Full Review | Original Score: B
July 3, 2013
If you're looking for a really comprehensive, clear, evenhanded and thoroughly entertaining examination of, well, the story of WikiLeaks, master documentarian Alex Gibney has gone to the trouble of providing you with one.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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 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
July 8, 2013
Noxious government activities may warrant exposure, but Gibney points out that the whistleblowers can be pretty flawed too.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 7, 2013
Alex Gibney has shone his spotlight into a few dark corners and shown us something worthy of discussion.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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