Le AnneLindsay's Rating of The Fifth Estate

Le Anne's Review of The Fifth Estate

3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
The Fifth Estate

The Fifth Estate(2013)

The movie starts out with a frenzy happening in a news room, which others probably would know is The Guardian in the UK, but not having followed the Wikileaks story closely back in 2010, I wasn't aware that Wikileaks and this news outlet developed a somewhat uneasy partnership in revealing this controversial information to the world. The story gets easier to follow when the movie goes back two years, when founder Julian Assange (who reminds me of the Albino Monk in The Da Vinci Code) played by Benedict Cumberbatch is trying to get a slot at a Geekfest/Techno Expo and Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Daniel Brühl) puts in a good word for him, having been a follower of Julian's site. The two strike up a friendship and Assange enlists Domscheit-Berg's help in verifying the sources coming into the Wikileaks site from whistleblowers at a major banking institute involved in tax fraud. The success of this venture has Daniel hooked and thinking he's part of a big movement/grassroots organization with a network of volunteers. How surprised is he to find out it's only one white haired weirdo/genius behind the whole operation.READ MORE http://www.tinseltine.com/2013/10/cold-grub-for-wikileaks-sidekick-fifth.html