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Snowden (2016)

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The NSA's illegal surveillance techniques are leaked to the public by one of the agency's employees, Edward Snowden, in the form of thousands of classified documents distributed to the press.

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SNOWDEN stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and is written and directed by Oliver Stone. The script is based on the books The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man by Luke Harding and Time of the Octopus by Anatoly Kucherena. Written by Open Road Films

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Rated R for language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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$8,000,058 (USA) (16 September 2016)

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$21,480,133 (USA) (4 November 2016)
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This is Joseph Gordon-Levitt's second consecutive feature film based on an Oscar-winning documentary (Citizenfour (2014)). He'd previously made The Walk (2015) which was based on Man on Wire (2008). See more »

Goofs

When Snowden throws his credentials on the bed to prove the journalist who he is, their position changes between shots. See more »

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[first lines]
Glenn Greenwald: [sitting under a big green balloon alligator] So?
Laura Poitras: This is the only alligator.
Glenn Greenwald: Four minutes past. We walk in one minute. He was clear on that.
Laura Poitras: He's coming.
Glenn Greenwald: No, he is too young to have that kind of access.
Glenn Greenwald: [to Snowden as he walks up] Uh, what time does the restaurant open?
Edward Snowden: Noon. But the food is a bit too spicy. This way...
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Next Order
Written by Boys Noize (as Alexander Ridha) and Skrillex (as Sonny Moore)
Performed by Dog Blood
Courtesy of Boysnoize Rec. GmbH and Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement With Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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New perspective on Snowden
30 September 2016 | by (Sydney) – See all my reviews

This movie succeeds in padding out the personal dimension of the Edward Snowden story. Its focus is the impact of Snowden's highly secretive, demanding work on his home life – and particularly on his relationship with his girlfriend, Lindsay.

The Snowden story is so bloody interesting – which makes this film interesting, thought-provoking and definitely worth a watch. However, the script was a bit melodramatic at times and I did find myself wishing they had done a better job with the content.

If you're interested in Snowden generally, I would definitely recommend the documentary Citizenfour over this one. But if you've already seen it, then it's worth adding this one to your watch list.


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