We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks

We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks

We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks

Documentary by Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room) detailing the creation of Julian Assange’s controversial whistleblowing website and its facilitation of the largest security breach in U.S. history.

Hailed by some as a free-speech hero and others as a traitor and terrorist, the enigmatic Assange's rise and fall are paralleled with those of Bradley Manning - the incarcerated U.S. soldier who downloaded hundreds of thousands of documents from classified military and diplomatic servers, revealing the behind-the-scenes workings of the government’s international diplomacy and military strategy.

Assange has dismissed the film, according to producer Jemima Khan "before seeing it". Assange tweeted "We Steal Secrets: an unethical and biased title in the context of pending criminal trials. It is the prosecution's claim and it is false."

2013Rating: M130 minsUSA
Documentary
Director:
Alex Gibney ('Taxi to the Dark Side', 'Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room', 'Gonzo: The Life and Work of Hunster S. Thompson')
Cast:
Julian Assange
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

After a long run of Bush-critical pics, it's heartening to see Gibney shift his target to the current administration, demonstrating an ongoing willingness to take on the Man, whoever that may be.

Time Out

Time Out

press

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.

3.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Reminds us that despite the potential of WikiLeaks, its project of truth and consequences remains treacherous and complicated in practice.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Truth is an endangered species in this war, but Gibney's thoughtful movie suggests Manning might be its greatest casualty.

3.0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

An absorbing examination.

4.0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

A sprawling, ambitious, major work -- a gripping exploration of power, personality, technology and the crushing weight that can come to bear on those who find themselves in its combined path.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Alex Gibney's docu-portrait of WikiLeaks is both a juicy chronicle of recent history and a provocative reflection on the role of secrecy in an instant-access world.

A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

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.

Variety

Variety

press

After a long run of Bush-critical pics, it's heartening to see Gibney shift his target to the current administration, demonstrating an ongoing willingness to take on the Man, whoever that may be.

Time Out

Time Out

press

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.

3.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Reminds us that despite the potential of WikiLeaks, its project of truth and consequences remains treacherous and complicated in practice.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Truth is an endangered species in this war, but Gibney's thoughtful movie suggests Manning might be its greatest casualty.

3.0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

An absorbing examination.

4.0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

A sprawling, ambitious, major work -- a gripping exploration of power, personality, technology and the crushing weight that can come to bear on those who find themselves in its combined path.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Alex Gibney's docu-portrait of WikiLeaks is both a juicy chronicle of recent history and a provocative reflection on the role of secrecy in an instant-access world.

A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

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.

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